Corrections Officer Arrested in Undercover Prostitution Sting in Jacksonville
A 56-year-old corrections officer thought he was agreeing to meet a prostitute at a Circle K Tuesday in Jacksonville, but once he arrived at the location he was arrested by the Putnam County Sheriff’s Office.
When he arrived at the store on State Road 20, he allegedly messaged the “woman” he agreed to pay $75 for her services to tell her he was there and “waiting.”
Deputies charged him with solicitation.
The man is a corrections officer and has worked for the Sheriff’s Office on and off since 1990. The 56 year old was taken to the Putnam County Jail and released on $500 bond a short time later.
As of Wednesday evening, the law enforcement veteran had been placed on administrative leave and stripped of his badge.
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