Crime

Nampa man, 49, charged with photographing underage girl in the shower

Brian M. Hughes
Brian M. Hughes

Brian Michael Hughes was arrested Tuesday on a felony charge of sexual abuse of a child younger than 16.

The girl told the Canyon County Sheriff's Office that she was in the shower when she saw Hughes open the door, stick his phone into the bathroom, angle it in her direction, and take a photo, according to a probable cause affidavit in the case.

Hughes reportedly admitted he took the nude photo, saying he was "curious ... but denied his curiosity was sexual in nature," according to the court document.

According to the affidavit, Hughes deleted the photo from his phone and wrote an apology to the girl, saying it was "the dumbest thing (he) had ever done in his life."

Court records show Hughes was released Wednesday on $15,000 bond and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing in the Canyon County Courthouse at 10 a.m. Oct. 4.

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