Detroit— Madison Heights Police are suspending an investigation into allegations that Charles Pugh had “inappropriate contact” with an 18-year-old he mentored because the teen’s mother is worried about the “psychological and emotional impact” on her son.
Police released a statement on Monday saying they still hope to interview the teen as part of a criminal investigation, but are withholding doing so at the request of a family representative. Until then, they won’t forward the family’s complaint to prosecutors for possible charges, the police said.
“A representative for the victim’s family, requested that our department postpone interviewing the victim of the alleged inappropriate contact,” according to a Monday statement from the police department. “(The representative) states that the mother of the victim has very serious concerns about the psychological and emotional impact this process is having on her son.”
An attorney for the family said the teen will seek counseling “to address the impact of what has occurred.”
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