DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – A Collin County man who worked at least eight years for the Boys and Girls Club of America was arrested and accused of having sexual contact with a child.
Spencer was arrested Tuesday at the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas. The 43-year-old has been the CEO of the organization since last year.
In a statement, the organization said it was shocked and saddened by the allegations. Spencer will be on a leave of absence until the case is resolved.
Albuquerque Police did not return calls for more details about the nature of the accusations. Spencer was being held in the Collin County jail but was released on bond early Wednesday evening.
Before his position with the Alzheimer’s Association, Spencer worked for the Southwest Regional Service Office of the Boys and Girls Club of American in Richardson. The organization said he held a variety of administrative positions there starting in 2001. An online resume shows Spencer held a vice president position there before leaving in 2009.
The BGCA released the following statement:
Boys & Girls Clubs of America has become aware of the arrest of a former employee, Michael Spencer, on charges of alleged child abuse.
Child protection and safety is the number one priority of Boys & Girls Clubs. The organization is committed to the highest standards of ethical behavior and integrity, and does not tolerate inappropriate or illegal activity on the part of any staff member, board member or volunteer.
We will cooperate fully with the law enforcement authorities conducting investigations in this case, and will withhold further comment so that the process can be properly handled, all facts uncovered, and justice applied.
The Alzheimer’s Association released this statement:
“We are shocked and saddened by these allegations. While these charges are unrelated to his work with the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas, we will cooperate completely with the authorities during their investigation. Mike Spencer will remain on leave of absence until this matter is resolved. If you have further questions, please contact the Albuquerque Police Department.”