We are grateful that the predator in this case will not get off with a light sentence such as probation. Children are always safer when predators are behind bars. We thank the police and prosecutors for pursuing this case and helping keep kids safe in Columbus.
Even though Rev. Hughes has been put behind bars, we renew our call for others who may have seen or suspected his crimes to come forward to secular authorities. Even though he has been sentenced for his crime, now is not the time to get complacent. We urge anyone who any information on Rev. Hughes to contact the Columbus police immediately.