Family upset over Oakland County prosecutor's decision to not file any charges against Pugh

(WXYZ) - On Friday, 7 Action News first broke news that Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper would not file charges against former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh.

It wasn't too long ago that Charles Pugh was a mentor to young men.

Back in July, 7 Action News first exposed allegations from a local mother who says Pugh had engaged in an inappropriate relationship with her teenage son.

On a phone call with Pugh she said: "The problem was when you started giving him money, then meeting him off school property, and then you took him off school property and purchased some of these things off school property."

Back then, her son was just 17 years old. Attorney Bill Seikaly who represents the family says Pugh gave the teen $200 in cash, bought him $150 worth of dress clothes and a cell phone, then tried to touch him inappropriately.

Madison Heights Police turned over their findings of a police investigation to the Oakland County Prosecutor but she recently responded by saying there was no evidence a crime was committed.

"His intent in coming into contact and touching my client must have been sexual in nature" says Seikaly adding
"I don't think he went to buy him clothes, a phone or to do what he did in Madison Heights just out of the goodness of his heart."

Pugh has avoided our requests for a response. We checked with the Wayne Co. Prosecutor's office also to see if they had received any findings that Oakland Co. had looked at.

They say they have not and have no plans of pursuing any charges of their own.
 

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