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Mark Hicks, and Holly Fournier
The Detroit News

A former U.S. Customs and Border Patrol officer and Boy Scout troop leader appeared briefly in court Wednesday on allegations he had inappropriate contact with a 12-year-old boy in Romulus, police said.

David Radecki stood silently with an attorney before 34th District Court Judge David M. Parrott.

The hearing Wednesday followed an arraignment Feb. 16 on charges of second-degree felony criminal sexual conduct; felony accosting a child for immoral purposes; high misdemeanor aggravated indecent exposure; and misdemeanor indecent exposure, authorities reported.

Radecki is due back in court March 10 for a preliminary examination.

Romulus police detectives started investigating the allegations in October 2016 “when the victim reported he had been inappropriately touched multiple times” by Radecki, officials said in a statement Tuesday. The incident allegedly occurred Oct. 1.

“The behavior included in these allegations is abhorrent and runs counter to everything for which the Boy Scouts of America stands," Justin Williams, Boy Scouts director of field service said in a statement. "Upon learning of these allegations we took action to preclude this individual from any further participation in the Scouting program.

"The safety of our youth members is of paramount importance and we seek to prevent child abuse through a comprehensive program of education on the subject, the chartered organization leader selection process, criminal background and other checks, policies and procedures to serve as barriers to abuse and the prompt mandatory reporting of any allegation or suspicion of abuse.”

U.S. Customs and Border Protection has been notified about the case, an official said.

“U.S. Customs and Border Protection is aware of an alleged incident involving one of our officers," said Kris Grogan, public affairs officer. "We are unable to provide any additional comments regarding this matter at this time.”

Radecki posted bail and has been released on a tether, officials said.

Romulus police are asking for anyone who believes they were victimized by Radecki to call the department at (734) 941-8400.