Fr. Francis J. Hughes

Ordained: 1980
Status: Arrested

Diocese: Diocese of Brooklyn NY

Pastor of a Glendale parish when arrested in 7/20 on child pornography charges. Accused of sharing sexually explicit texts and photos with a boy, age 15, and trying to meet with the boy for sex. Prosecutors said Hughes admitted to his behavior and that he knew the boy was underage. Hughes also allegedly admitted to a sexual encounter with a teen boy on school grounds and that he’d tried to meet other boys for sex a number of times.

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