Trial set for Charles Pugh in teen sex case

Former Detroit City Council president and TV news anchor remains in jail

DETROIT – A trial date has been set for a former president of the Detroit City Council who is charged with criminal sexual conduct involving a teen more than a decade ago.

Charles Pugh is facing five counts of sexual misconduct for allegations going back to 2003 and 2004, when he was a television journalist. He's jailed pending a Nov. 7 trial, which was scheduled Friday.

Not guilty pleas have been entered. Defense lawyer Delphia Burton says a $150,000 bond that's been set is too high and she's trying to get it reduced.

Pugh was elected to the council in 2009, and became president because he got the most votes. He quit in 2013 and left for New York as allegations in a separate case became public. He was charged in June.

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