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NM fugitive in child sex case arrested in Texas

Thursday, November 08, 2012
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A sex abuse fugitive who worked for a children's group has been caught in Texas after being featured this month on a New Mexico Crime Stoppers website.

Investigators say 43-year-old Michael Patrick Spencer is a former Boys & Girls Clubs of America executive in the Dallas area. He spent seven years with the group in Albuquerque, N.M., before moving to the Texas affiliate in 2008.

Albuquerque police have not said if the charge of sexual contact with a minor under age 13 involved Spencer's job. He was arrested Tuesday at his current workplace, the Dallas-area chapter of the Alzheimer's Association.

Online jail records don't list an attorney for Spencer, who was freed Wednesday on $20,000 bond.

The Alzheimer's Association has put Spencer on leave. Both organizations are cooperating with police.

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