Pugh won’t cooperate with police over relationship with teen

Pugh, CharlesCharles Pugh hit the road as soon as allegations surfaced that he took advantage of a high school student whom he was mentoring.

Without an explanation to staff members or his constituents, Pugh left a note in June that said he’d be on sick leave. He never came back and recently resigned after saying he landed a new job, which he wouldn’t divulge.

Now he won’t answer questions from police, who have passed the results of their investigation to prosecutors.

It’s believed that Pugh lives in Harlem.

Last month he told a reporter he did nothing wrong.

“There was never any physical contact,” Pugh told the Detroit Free Press, saying the allegations “hit me like a tsunami.”

Prosecutors are reviewing the case and are expected to decide within a week or two whether charges are warranted.

Pugh is accused of lavishing a high school student with gifts before pursuing a sexual relationship with him.

Steve Neavling

Steve Neavling lives and works in Detroit as an investigative journalist. His stories have uncovered corruption, led to arrests and reforms and prompted FBI investigations.