Police officer hires prostitute for $40 while on duty and in full uniform

Prostitute (illustration) 
By: Chan Yuan

(Scroll down for video) A police officer was arrested on a charge of solicitation of a prostitute after allegedly hiring a prostitute while on duty and wearing his inform, police in Florida said.

The Melbourne Police Department said that they have arrested 27-year-old Shawn C. Archbold, after they received complaints that the officer was hiring prostitutes while on duty and in uniform.

Archbold was charged with one count of soliciting a prostitute, and was booked into the Brevard County Detention Center.

Archbold was suspended without pay, and the Melbourne Police Department is preparing to terminate his employment.

The Melbourne Police Department became aware of an allegation that Archbold was hiring prostitutes while on duty for four months.

On Wednesday night, Archbold was driving a marked patrol car and began to speak with a prostitute who was really an undercover agent.

He offered the woman $40 in exchange for sex before being arrested at the scene.