Phoenix PD: Former City of Phoenix employee tried to lure 13-year-old girl

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Michael Hudson By Andrew Michalscheck Michael Hudson By Andrew Michalscheck

PHOENIX -- A former employee of the City of Phoenix is facing allegations that he tried to have sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl.

Phoenix police said they arrested 21-year-old Michael Hudson on Thursday and booked him into jail on charges of luring a minor for sexual exploitation, attempted child molestation, and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

According to police, Hudson went to the girl’s home on the night of May 17 and snuck into her bedroom by climbing through a window.

Hudson then allegedly provided alcohol to the girl and possibly two of her friends.

Hudson reportedly tried to engage in sexual contact with the girl, but she denied his advances.

In the days that followed, police said Hudson exchanged text messages with the girl in an attempt to lure her for sexual exploitation.

The girl’s father learned of the interaction between the two and reported the incident to police and parks department personnel.

The girl subsequently revealed to investigators that she met Hudson two years ago while he was working as a part-time recreational leader at her summer camp.

She said they had spent the past two years exchanging text messages and messages on Facebook.

Police said Hudson worked for the City of Phoenix as a part-time recreational leader at an Ahwatukee recreational center for several years.

Hudson resigned from his position after word of his alleged behavior was brought to the attention of Parks and Recreation.