Accused Plano Man Shown Giving Cash To Kids
PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – A Plano man accused of child molestation and free on bond has posted some disturbing video online.
The video shows D.J. Douglas and a friend tossing wads of cash at a group of kids at an area mall. The minute long video, which was posted last week, shows excited children flocking toward the men as they throw more dollar bills.
Until recently, Douglas ran a foundation to help troubled kids in Collin County. He was arrested last month on charges of molesting a 13-year-old boy and an indecent exposure case against a 17-year-old boy.
CBS 11 found Douglas at his West Plano home Tuesday and asked about the video that he called ‘harmless.’ “Well, I don’t know kind of how that pertains to our case or our situation. That was just kind of Chris throwing money out to some people.”
Both Douglas and his friend on the video, Chris Reaves, have organizations that work with troubled kids, Teens Inspiring Youth and Changing Teens Lives.
Reaves posted his non-profit’s new certificate of ownership on his Facebook page, along with an invite to: “party at my (expletive) crib hmu if you wanna come beer pong…weed…goodtimes.”
Reaves told CBS 11 that the post was meant as bait to attract teenagers and then counsel them against drug and alcohol use.
As for the money offered at the mall, the men insist it was to help kids pay for photos with Santa.
Douglas says his appearance at the mall did not violate any conditions of his bail. He says he didn’t have any further contact with the kids in the video.
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