LAS VEGAS, Nev. (FOX5) – The former assistant principal of Del Webb High School accused of having inappropriate conversations with a student is currently being held in a Texas jail on a $100,000 bond, according to jail records.

During a March investigation by Clark County School District police, evidence and recorded audio detailed the disturbing interactions between Howard Hughes, 61, and a student attending the high school.

The recordings observed Hughes making inappropriate comments, including “I wish you were an adult already,” a warrant obtained by FOX5 indicates.

Hughes is seen in a mugshot after being arrested in Texas back on March 22.

The former CCSD assistant principal resigned from his position before fleeing to Texas. A ping request was sent to his service provider which returned with data out of Dallas, investigators say.

Hughes faces six charges:

  • (3) counts of contact or attempt to contact a minor by a person of authority for purposes of sex
  • (3) counts of unlawful contact with a child

No word on when Hughes will be extradited to Clark County.


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