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February 3, 2014

School counselor charged with exploiting minors

NEW CASTLE — U.S. Attorney Joseph H. Hogsett announced at a press conference Monday that a counselor at New Castle Community High School was arrested on charges of sexual exploitation in addition to two counts of attempting to sexually exploit a minor.

Darrell Hughes, 55, of Muncie, faces a minimum of 15 years and a $250,000 fine if convicted of the charges. The charges were based on alleged interactions between Hughes and five male victims dating back to 2008.

In court documents, it was noted that the young men struggled with disciplinary issues at school. Some of the victims met Hughes while spending time in a juvenile justice program.

One victim told police that Hughes took pictures of him in various nude states and was told that the photos would make the young man "a lot of money" as a model.

— HSPA News Service

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