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Family files missing persons report for pastor, only to find he was jailed for soliciting a prostitute

By Mason White 6:40 PM August 27, 2013
Pastor Carlos Feliciano 

By: Ryan Lee Hall
A pastor is in trouble with the law and with his family after he was arrested for soliciting sex from a woman, who turned out to be a police officer.

The pastor was driving a Lexus SUV when he saw a woman standing on the street corner in St. Cloud, Florida, on Friday afternoon and made contact with her.

Pastor Carlos Feliciano, of One Way Family Church in St. Cloud, was unaware that the woman was an undercover cop on a prostitution sting operation. He pulled over and asked her for a full-body massage, according to police reports.

After flirting with the woman, Feliciano was asked if he wanted sex. The pastor said that he “wanted everything”. The two agreed on a $60 price for sex, the arrest report stated.

The pastor was told by the woman, who was identified as Police Sergeant Dhalyn Lakey, to walk around the corner where he would meet her. When the pastor drove to the agreed upon location he found himself surrounded by police officers. He was arrested and charged with purchasing prostitution services.

“Feliciano stated that when he approached the female he was initially looking for a body rub and when the female asked him if he wanted sex he said ‘yes,'” a detective wrote.

Once in custody, the 37-year-old did not call his family to let them know what happened to him. Later that day, Feliciano’s wife, who is his fellow pastor at the church, arrived at police headquarters with other family members to file a missing-person’s report.

Feliciano’s family said they had last seen him handing out fliers and visiting churches around noon that day, according to police. That’s when his family learned that he had been arrested and was being held at the Osceola County Jail on charges of soliciting a prostitute. He was released after posting $500 bail.