Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh expected to face judge today

Posted at 5:35 AM, Jul 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-07 05:46:50-04

Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh is expected to face a judge today.

Pugh was arrested last month in New York where he now lives.

The former city council president and Fox 2 anchor is accused of sexually assaulting a teenage boy back in 2003.

Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says Pugh met the then 14-year-old in 2003 when he came to Fox 2 to perform on air with a theater group.

The kid reportedly told Pugh he wanted an internship and they exchanged phone numbers. The teen did not work as an intern at Fox 2, but met up with Pugh.

The teen told police Pugh invited him to his house in Detroit where they had inappropriate sexual contact from September 2003 through May 2004.

The boy would have been 14 and 15 at the time.

The warrant out of Wayne County charges him with six counts of criminal sexual conduct.

Pugh waived extradition during his last hearing. This hearing is expected to move extradition forward.

If he is brought to Detroit, the prosecutor's office says he will likely face a video arraignment right away. During that hearing, the judge will lay out the charges and possible sentences.

Pugh could face up to 15 years in prison if convicted.