Hughes charged with importuning

| November 30, 2015
Scott A. Hughes

Scott A. Hughes

COSHOCTON – On Nov. 25, at approximately 5:30 p.m., undercover officers met an adult male who believed he was there to meet a 12-year-old girl that he had solicited for sex through Facebook. As officers began moving in to make the arrest, the suspect began to flee the area in his car and in doing so, rammed an undercover sheriff’s vehicle.

The fleeing suspect led officers on a chase through the City of Coshocton and into West Lafayette, where a West Lafayette officer successfully used spike strips on the suspect’s vehicle. The pursuit came to an end with a minor crash on State Route 93, just north of the village. The male suspect was then taken into custody without further incident and is currently being held pending the filing of formal charges.

This investigation is a collaborative effort between the West Lafayette Police Department, Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office and The Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office.

On Nov. 27, Scott A. Hughes, a 38-year-old registered sex offender with Coshocton County, was formerly charged with importuning, a felony of the second degree and was given a $500,000 bond in Coshocton Municipal Court. Additional charges are anticipated pending filing with the Coshocton County Grand Jury.

Assisting officers with the scene outside West Lafayette were Coshocton County EMS, Prince’s Wrecker and REACT

This investigation is ongoing by The Coshocton County Prosecutor’s Office, West Lafayette Police Department and the Coshocton County Sheriff’s Office.

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