From local celebrity to sex offender: Charles Pugh's monumental fall from grace:
"It’s safe to say Detroit has never seen a council president quite like Charles Pugh.
The former TV reporter with no political experience swept into city hall in 2009, collecting more votes than any of his eight colleagues.
Detroit’s first openly gay councilman pledged to restore faith in a council battered by corruption, incompetence and childish infighting.
He promised a less divisive, more reform-minded council.
Detroit got neither.
...Now Pugh, the normally gregarious council president who had sparked new hope for Detroit, is facing 5 to 15 years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to sexually assaulting a 14-year-old boy while Pugh was a Fox 2 reporter.
In June, he was arrested in New York City, where he had been living since disappearing in 2013."
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