Police arrested an Orthodox priest on sex crime charges in a sting that developed after the priest posted an ad on an adult social networking site. The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested Patrick Hughes Wednesday night when he arrived at a location where he thought he was meeting a 9-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy for sex. Sheriff Zach Scott said that deputies arrested the 56-year-old Hughes on charges of attempted rape and attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor. Hughes remained in Franklin County Jail Thursday night; he has no attorney listed at present. Investigators are examining a laptop found in the Columbus OH hotel room where Hughes was staying. The Columbus Dispatch reported that Hughes’ bond was set at 100,000 USD (3.12 million Roubles. 77,000 Euros. 62,000 UK Pounds) during a Thursday court appearance.
20 September 2012