A Florida judge was one of six men recently arrested as part of a police sting aimed at combating prostitution.
According to the Palm Beach Post, 64-year old Lee County Circuit Judge Jay Barry Rosman also faces one count of resisting an officer that stemmed from the same incident on Friday.
Reports indicate officers with the Naples Police Department were involved in an ongoing operation.
Rosman was one of the men authorities say agreed to meet an undercover officer he believed to be a prostitute with the intention of paying her for sex acts.
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Each of the six men were arrested at the same hotel in Naples, where they had allegedly agreed to meet the undercover officer. They face charges of soliciting a prostitute.
According to police, the suspects agreed to pay as much as $300 for the meeting.
As the Naples Daily News reported, Rosman’s arrest report reflects that he faces an additional allegation of resisting arrest.
Sara Miles, a spokesperson for the 20th Judicial Circuit indicated he had “since bonded out” following his arrest Friday. She added that his civil docket will be handled by Chief Judge Michael T. McHugh as of Monday.
Rosman, who has been a judge for more than 30 years, is married with three children. He reportedly served as the 20th Judicial Circuit Court’s chief judge for four years, ending in 2015.
Reports indicate he previously taught at the University of South Florida.
[Featured image: Jay Barry Rosman/Lee County]