A town of Boston man and former Boy Scout leader was arraigned on Friday in Hamburg Town Court after being accused of sexually abusing two children.
Michael Meyers, 57, is charged with multiple counts of sexual abuse, course of sexual conduct against a child, and endangering the welfare of a child.
According to the Erie County District Attorney's Office, Meyers began abusing one victim in December 2015 when the child was 11 years old. The abuse is alleged to have continued until August 2019 and took place in the towns of Boston and Hamburg.
A second victim is alleged to have been abused by Meyers between May 2016 and September 2019, beginning when the child was 13 years old. The incidents allegedly took place in the town of Boston.
At the time of the investigation, Meyers served on the executive board for the Greater Niagara Frontier Council of the Boy Scouts of America. He previously served as council president.
Officials with the Boy Scouts say although the allegations against Meyers are not associated with his role, they took immediate action to prevent his future participation in the organization.
Meyers was released on his own recognizance and is due back in court on January 13, 2020. Orders of protection were issued for both victims.
If convicted, Meyers faces a maximum of 14 years in prison.