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    Ex-Detroit council president Charles Pugh granted parole


    Detroit — Former Detroit City Council President Charles Pugh, who pleaded guilty to allegations of sexual misconduct in 2016, has been granted parole and will be released from prison in December, the Michigan Department of Corrections confirmed.

    Deadline Detroit first reported the news.

    Chris Gautz, spokesman for the corrections department, said Pugh will be released “on or near” Dec. 22, his earliest release date.

    Upon release, Pugh will be on a GPS tether for at least for first six months, and will spend two years on parole. The former politician and Fox 2 Detroit personality turned 50 last week. 

    Pugh will register as a lifetime sex offender.

    He is barred from any contact with minor children without permission, Gautz said.

    More:Pugh gets 5 1/2 to 15 years in prison in plea deal

    Pugh pleaded guilty in October 2016 to two counts of third-degree criminal sexual assault with a victim between 13 and 15 years old, according to Wayne Circuit Court records.

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