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Indiana Teacher Accused of Drugging and Taking Nude Photos of Children

  1. Beenthere2Hippie
    INDIANA - An Indiana school counselor for at-risk students was arrested for luring teenage boys to his home with drugs and booze to photograph them nude — some with cameras hidden in his bathroom, authorities said.

    Darrell Hughes, who worked with New Castle Community Schools about 50 miles east of Indianapolis, faces felony charges that include sexual exploitation of a minor after he was busted in the sickening scheme that targeted his students since at least 2008, authorities said.

    “These young men were already facing challenges and difficulties in their own lives,” U.S. Attorney Joe Hogsett said Monday.

    The 55-year-old counselor for troubled teens at Raintree Education Center had taken at least five students to his home, gave them alcohol and drugs — including Ecstasy and marijuana — and took provocative photos of the youths, authorities said.

    “It is alleged (Hughes) had them strip nearly naked to take photographs he promised would help launch their modeling careers,” Hogsett told reporters, according to WXIN-TV.

    And some of the victims were photographed naked without even knowing, Hogsett said.

    “He allowed them to take showers at his home where it’s alleged that he rigged an elaborate system of hidden cameras to capture their every move,” Hogsett said.

    Officials with federal, state and local law enforcement agencies began investigating the allegations after one of the victims came forward on Jan. 15

    One of the boys told police that he was sexually assaulted by Hughes inside his home, the Star Press reported.
    Investigators found hidden cameras in the West Charles St. home and a memory card that had a video of a minor taking a shower in Hughes’ bathroom, authorities said.

    Hughes was being held without bond by the U.S. Marshal’s office. He faces up to 30 years in prison if convicted. Stephen Fisher, superintendent of New Castle Community School Corp., told WISH-TV that Hughes was suspended from his position as soon as officials were notified of the arrest.

    Fisher added that he is working with faculty to speak to parents within the district about the arrest.
    Hughe’s neighbors said they were stunned to hear about the bust.

    “You just never think something like that’s next door,” Jeremiah Rupel told RTV6. “If I knew it was next door, I wish I could have stopped it earlier.”


    2/4/14

    By Joe Kemp, The New York Daily News

    http://www.nydailynews.com/news/cri...ographed-nude-article-1.1601532#ixzz2sgihHegV
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    Beenthere2Hippie
    BT2H is a retired news editor and writer from the NYC area who, for health reasons, retired to a southern US state early, and where BT2H continues to write and to post drug-related news to DF.

Comments

  1. Tenman
    This chomo's life will be very tough in the pokey!
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