1996 POLICE REPORT - SANTA CRUZ, CA

Excerpts, specific to the report, taken from Boston Magazine's article, "Sage Christensen: The Loved One":

"According to the Santa Cruz police report, the Romanian boy was removed from Myers’s care and placed with another foster family. Six months later, the foster mother contacted investigators to report the four-year-old’s disclosures that Myers had engaged in oral sex and sodomy with him and had watched pornographic movies in his presence."

"According to police documents, officials were unable to file charges because the foster family was moving out of state and decided they did not want to put the boy through the trauma of a prosecution."

"He also admitted that in 1991 he and a boy, 15 or 16 years old, had engaged in mutual massage and masturbation for about 30 minutes during a Traveling School trip to South Africa. Myers told police that he used to be attracted to boys between 14 and 16 years old, and that he’d been in therapy for four years." 

"He said his therapist had told him he was “cured” and would make a good parent. The police concluded in their report that it was “apparent” that Myers had molested Thiel and the teen in South Africa, but they couldn’t do anything about it because the alleged incidents took place beyond their jurisdiction."

 

Excerpts from Hampshire Daily Gazette's article, "Report reveals Myers abused minors":

"... investigators concluded Myers had sexually abused minors in both the 1980 and 1991 incidents."

"'We had enough information that he was indeed molesting boys," Clark said, "but we didn't have enough information to take it to court.'"

"As a result of their investigation, California police and social service investigators in 1996 took custody of a 4-year-old boy Myers was in the process of adopting."

"According to the report, the 1996 investigation into Myers' activities began when a man describing himself as a "very close friend" of Myers told Santa Cruz police that Myers had 'groped him over his clothing in the area of his genitals' while they were camping in Colorado in 1980. The complainant had been a teen-ager at the time; Myers was an adult."

"The informant told police he was concerned because Myers was trying to adopt a boy and he felt Myers could possibly harm other children. He told police Myers had admitted to him his attraction to young men and boys and had said he had sexual relations with one boy in 1991 while on a trip out of the country, according to the report."

"Although Myers initially denied any sexual contact with other students or young men, following repeated questions by police, he admitted having sexual relations with a 15- or 16-year-old Global Youth Academy student while traveling in Mombasa, South Africa, in January 1991."

"Although the Myers' case was closed in January 1996, Santa Cruz police sought to reopen it in August after receiving additional information about possible abuse while the 4-year-old was in Myers' custody, according to the report."