Former Texas gymnastics coach accused of child indecency has ties to Houston area

Michael Spiller, 74, previously taught gymnastics in Houston, Galveston.

Michael Spiller carved out a gymnastics coaching career that spanned several decades in Texas.

“Keep him off the streets, keep him away from other children,” Anne Whitney said Friday.

Whitney claims she was coached by Spiller, and then sexually abused by Spiller in 1983 at a Houston Gym in the Houston area.

Spiller has not been charged with that crime.

However, Spiller, who turns 75 Monday, is now charged with two counts of Indecency with a Child related to a 2001 case in the Boerne, Texas area.

He is currently being held in the Kendall County Jail on a $200,000 bond.

The former coach has also been indicted on one of the counts by a Grand Jury.

The Boerne Police Department said Spiller exposed himself on a bus he was driving during a summer camp.

“Spiller has ties to several cities in Texas including Houston, Giddings, Galveston, and Boerne,” Boerne Police Chief Steve Perez said.

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The Houston Police Department has assigned an investigator to look into Spiller’s dealings in the Houston area.

Spiller has been coaching since at least the early 1980′s so the kids he taught gymnastics to are adults now.

Potential Houston area victims can call Lt. John Colburn (Houston PD Crimes Against Children Division) at (713) 830-3265. The caller can tell the intake officer it is in reference to the Spiller cases.

“I won’t say a number because I don’t have it written in my head, but I know more than 10. And those are people who have contacted me directly, or we have found one and other through mutual contacts,” Whitney said.