Hollywood, MD – On March 3, 2016, The Department of Social Services, Child Protective Services (CPS) received a referral regarding the possible sexual abuse of a minor child. Detectives from the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s, Criminal Investigation Division (CID) assumed the investigation.

The investigation revealed over a period of time, Douglas Charles Hughes, age 35, of Hollywood, Maryland, performed various sexual acts on two minor children.  At the time of the incidents, both minor children were in the care and custody of Hughes.

After conferring with the St. Mary’s County State’s Attorney’s Office, Hughes was charged with the following criminal violations:

  • Sexual Abuse of a Minor
  • Sex Offense Second Degree
  • Sex Offense Third Degree
  • Sex Offense Fourth Degree
  • Assault Second Degree

Hughes was transferred to the St. Mary’s County Detention Center to await a bond review.