Indiana State Police initiated a criminal investigation in December 2018, after receiving information that a 16-year-old female had been sexually abused.

Arrested and Charged was:

Michael A. Hughes

  • Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Level 5 Felony
  • Child Seduction (2 counts) Level 5 Felony
  • Sexual Misconduct with a Minor, Level 4 Felony

The investigation revealed that Michael A. Hughes, age 50, of Hymera, Indiana, allegedly had been engaging in sexual misconduct with a minor.  

After reviewing the investigation, the Sullivan County Prosecutor’s Office issued an arrest warrant yesterday for Hughes.  He was arrested this morning without incident and is currently being held in the Sullivan County Jail on a $65,000 bond.

Investigating Officer:  Indiana State Police Detective Angie Hahn.

Assisting Agency:  Sullivan County Department of Child Services Melissa Corrigan. 

Under the Law, criminal charges are merely accusations and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.