was a Mormon church member and young men's president; accused of sexual abuse; sentenced to prison

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08/17/90 Washington

LDS Michael James Fischer was” arrested on 3 counts of child abuse. Fischer has pled guilty and is currently incarcerated at the Twin Rivers correctional center.” He was placed on the BSA Confidential files. A letter in the files to Paul Ernst, BSA National from Norman J. Stone, Scout Executive states “Church leadership was reluctant to release the victims name.” A news clipping in the file reads, ” A Spanaway church youth leader is to go on trial in October on charges that he repeatedly molested a 14-year-old family friend, sometimes while driving the boy to church events. “….Fischer, “was charged with three counts of molestation.” ….”Fischer was young men’s president… and is married with three children.”

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