Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper said that text messages sent from Pugh to an 18-year-old Detroit student he mentored were "disturbing" and "highly inappropriate," but did not rise to the level of a crime and were sent outside of her jurisdiction in Wayne County.
Many of Pugh's text messages were of a sexually-charged nature, and several are too graphic to print.
According to Madison Heights police department's review of the messages, "...the suspect offers money and video games to the victim in exchange for a video of the victim. The suspect specifically requested that the victim be naked, and he preferred that the victim be alone."
Pugh's offer came in the evening of the same day that the teen says Pugh took him to the K&G Suit Warehouse to buy him clothes, and placed his hand on the "victim's left inner thigh...aprox. one inch from his genitalia," according to the police report.
When 7 Action News spoke with Pugh over the summer, he said there were no inappropriate or sexual text messages ever sent and that that his relationship with the young man was completely proper.