PLANO (CBSDFW.COM) – A man who ran an organization for troubled kids in Plano is facing indecency charges involving children.READ MORE: 'My Nerves Are Still Rattled': Passenger Aboard Amtrak Train Talks Crash
It started for one victim in this park near Davis Elementary School. His experience in a teen mentoring program led to lurid conversations, indecent behavior and even a request to make sex tapes.
“I met him at a park and I kind of figure he was a good guy,” The unidentified 18-year-old recalled the events of two years ago when he first encountered Daundre Douglas. “Soon enough we just kind of became friends.”
Douglas, known to kids as DJ, frequented Plano parks to recruit adolescents for his organization called Teens Inspiring Youth.
His website (which has since been taken down) described an office in Downtown Plano with two to three employees, but there is not an office at the location listed. “He told me he had all these connections with people I told him to basically help me and he said he could,” said the teen.
The teenager says he and others with troubled backgrounds were told they could erase problems in their past by joining his mentoring program. “He would have community service meetings where he would give kids community service hours for basically cleaning up parks.”
But soon the teenager says Douglas was exposing himself and asked the alleged victim to secretly record sexual encounters he and other boys were having with girls. “He basically said he wanted us to record them and he would put it on a website and he would be a producer.”
In the criminal complaint against Douglas, a 13-year-old boy told authorities he joined Teens Inspiring Youth because he thought it was “something to be proud of.”READ MORE: Man, Pregnant Woman & Baby Killed In Crash Along Highway 360; Police Investigating
But one evening at a Plano apartment, the boy and three others from Robinson Middle School were with Douglas when the so called teen mentor exposed his genitals and grabbed the boys hand “and tried to force it down his pants,” said the complaint.
Another young man who didn’t want to be identified says Douglas turned his already troubled world upside down. “It’s hard to trust people after that kind of thing)
Douglas was recently given a criminal trespass warning by the Plano Independent School District for approaching students on campuses.
He’s now in the Collin County jail facing multiple indecency charges after being arrest last week.
But one of his alleged victims believes there have to be more out there. “I want kids to know that’s not ok with DJ Douglas that’s something very wrong and I want them to report themselves.”
What makes this story even more twisted is least one family gave Douglas money for his mentoring work with their son.
Plano Police and Plano ISD have yet to respond to requests from CBS 11 on a comment in relation to this case.MORE NEWS: Flash Flooding: Second Body Recovered After Vehicle Swept From Texas Bridge
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