Muncie Man Arrested on Federal Molestation Charges
A Muncie man who is a counselor with New Castle schools has been charged with giving drugs to students, and then taking nude pictures of them.
U-S Attorney Joe Hogsett says 55-year old Darrell Hughes of Muncie is accused of giving marijuana, alcohol or Ecstasy to the male students, then taking them to his home, where Hogsett says Hughes took taking naked pictures of them.
One student told police he awoke to find himself being assaulted by Hughes. Hogsett says the investigation began in mid-January when a complaint was filed with New Castle Police. At least five young men had interaction with Hughes dating back to 2008 according to the criminal complaint.