Boys & Girls Clubs and Sexual Abuse: Kevin Ray McMillan
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A former teen mentor and program specialist at the Boys & Girls Club of Coastal Bend in Corpus Christi, Texas, is serving 20 years in federal prison for sexual exploitation of a child.
Kevin Ray McMillan, 39, was arrested May 17, 2017, and charged with sending sexually explicit text messages to a 13-year-old girl and engaging in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl in a recording studio he used for his nonprofit youth organization, according to court records.
There is no indication in the court records that McMillan met the victims through the Boys & Girls Club.
In addition to his position at the club, McMillan was the founder of Texas Youth Entrepreneurs, a nonprofit youth organization that mentors aspiring young future business owners, federal officials said in a release.
The youth organization appears to have since been disbanded and a letter sent in July requesting comment was returned as undeliverable.
McMillan pleaded guilty to a federal charge of production of child pornography on Oct. 16, 2017, Acting U.S. Attorney Abe Martinez said in the release.
He was sentenced Feb. 20, 2018, to 20 years in jail and 10 years of supervised release. While on supervised release, he must register as a sex offender and will have restricted access to children and the internet, according to judgment documents. McMillan was also ordered to pay $18,000 in restitution to the victim.
"This individual was employed by our Club for two months prior to 2017," said Kim Barrientos, CEO of the club. "The actions that led to his plea did not take place or occur at any Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Bend facilities. However, our thoughts remain with any victims and their families – we have absolutely no tolerance for any situation that might harm a child."
Barrientos said the organization has "extremely thorough" policies around the prevention of child sex abuse.
In March 2019, McMillan filed a motion asking a judge to vacate his sentence. No action had been taken on his appeal as of Sept. 1, according to online court records.