The police were told by the assistant pastor that Justin Hughes had been accused of inappropriately touching the child on church property. Police followed up on the accusations and spoke with the man regarding the alleged incidents.
After completing the investigations, officers charged Hughes with lewd and lascivious molestation of a child. He was taken into custody and was held without bond on the charge. His next court date is scheduled for February 21st.
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