The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said in a release the Rev. Patrick Hughes, 56, was arrested at 7 p.m. Tuesday when he arrived at a location where he thought he was going to meet two boys, ages 9 and 14, for a sexual encounter, The Columbus Dispatch reported Thursday.
Hughes, acting dean at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Columbus, had posted a notice on an adult website "indicative of someone looking for sexual relations with children," the sheriff's office said in a news release. A detective assigned to the county Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force responded to the post and set up the meeting.
Hughes was charged with attempted rape, a second-degree felony, and attempted unlawful sexual contact with a minor, a fourth-degree felony, the Dispatch said.
He was being held Thursday on $100,000 following a court appearance Thursday.
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