Riviera Beach man accused of raping boy

RIVIERA BEACH, FL (WFLX)-- A Riviera Beach man is in jail on a $400,000 bond after police say he raped a child in a field.

Devin Pugh was in court Monday morning on sexual battery charges. Investigators say he took a boy under the age of 16 to a field on West 32nd Street and raped him.

According to a probable cause affidavit, he told the boy if he told anyone about the incident he would kill him and his brother.

According to police reports, the victim and the suspect's families knew each other.

The suspect's mother was at the hearing Monday morning, but said she wasn't sure what her son was accused of and that he faced gun charges in the past.

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