Investigation into Charles Pugh suspended for now

Attorney: Investigation into Charles Pugh suspended, mother concerned about teen's well-being

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MADISON HEIGHTS, Mich. (WJBK) -

Madison Heights police have agreed to delay an interview with an 18-year-old who alleges Charles Pugh had inappropriate contact with him in late May.

The request came from the family. Attorney William Seikaly said the teen's mother is concerned for her son's psychological and emotional well-being.

Seikaly said it is in the teen's "best interest to suspend both the civil and criminal investigations in this matter while he receives treatment to address the impact of what has occurred."

The attorney added that there is "reason to believe that there are more victims in the community, as well as adults who are aware of what Mr. Pugh has engaged in."

Seikaly said it is hoped that those persons would come forward.

The complaint against Pugh was filed with police on June 29.

Madison Heights police said they have received no new complaints against Pugh since then, and they are unaware of any other complaints.

PRESS RELEASE FROM MADISON HEIGHTS POLICE:

On June 29th, 2013, an 18-year-old male, accompanied by his mother, filed a complaint at the Madison Heights Police Department. The complaint alleges that Charles Pugh had inappropriate contact with the 18-year-old male while in the City of Madison Heights. The incident reported is alleged to have occurred between May 29th, 2013, and May 31st, 2013.

Investigators have met with Attorney William Seikaly of Seikaly & Stewart Law Office. William Seikaly, as a representative for the victim's family, requested that our department postpone interviewing the victim of the alleged inappropriate contact. William Seikaly states that the mother of the victim has very serious concerns about the psychological and emotional impact this process is having on her son. We will honor the family's request in postponing the interview with the victim.

However, in order to do a complete and thorough investigation it is necessary to speak with the victim. Our hope is that, in due time, the victim will be able to comply with our request. As of this time, we will not be forwarding the complaint to the Oakland County Prosecutor's Office.

The Madison Heights Police Department has not received, nor do we have knowledge of, any additional complaints against Charles Pugh. We thank you for your patience and request that you honor the families request to not be contacted.

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