Pugh made history in 2009 as the first openly LGBT elected official in Detroit. Pugh has been missing for several weeks since the allegations were first reported.
No details were released about the contents of the report made by the teen and his mother at the Madison Heights Police Department. Police would not release a copy. The report will postpone a civil lawsuit against Pugh that was to be filed by the family Monday, according to a news release from the attorney.
They also allege that Pugh sent disturbing text messages to the teen and met with him without the mother’s knowledge off school grounds, at times during school hours, something the mother says the Detroit school district should have prevented. Detroit Public Schools officials have said that they are investigating the matter. The mother and her attorney have not alleged that there was a sexual relationship.
Detroit Emergency Manager Kevyn Orr issued an order on Thursday to revoke Pugh's $77,000-a-year salary as well as his official duties, reports NBC 4.
Pugh will remain a member of City Council but has no power to act as a councilmember. The emergency manager does not have the power to remove Pugh, an elected official, from his office, but he can strip him of pay and duties.
Pugh has been absent from several City Council meetings over the past few weeks. He has closed down a couple of his social media accounts. Orr gave him a deadline -- 5 p.m. Wednesday -- to say whether he could fulfill his duties. He did not meet that deadline and has not been heard from all week.
Pugh was finally sighted over the weekend. At a Starbucks in Seattle.
Charles Pugh was a popular and openly gay longtime former Detroit television anchor. Pugh made history in August 2009 when he finished first in a primary field of over 160 candidates. In November 2009, Pugh finished first again in the general election and became the first openly LGBT city councilmember. "I'm the president of the Detroit City Council who just happens to be gay," Pugh told supporters at his victory celebration.
Pugh campaigned as a "change" candidate in contrast to the corruption and criminal probes faced by several councilmembers and the anti-gay former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. #NotAGoodLook
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