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Married Florida judge caught soliciting prostitute before resisting arrest

By Tanya Clark 1:23 PM February 12, 2018
Judge Jay Rosman

A Florida judge resisted police officers who attempted to take him into custody after being caught soliciting a prostitute, according to police in Florida.

On Friday, Naples police detectives conducted an undercover operation, which resulted in six individuals arrested for solicitation of prostitution.

One of the suspects, Lee Circuit Judge Jay Barry Rosman, 64, was additionally charged with resisting arrest without violence.

In each case, the suspect solicited an undercover police officer to perform a sexual act in exchange for a monetary payment of between $150 and $300.

In addition to Judge Rosman, the following suspects were arrested: Howard Cornibe, 60, of Fort Myers, Peter W. Bradshaw, 70, of Canada, Patrick J. Boll, 53, of New Jersey, William B. Darmoh III, 29, of Naples, and Richard A. Cecil, 47, of Fort Myers.

Roseman called an undercover police officer, believing that she was a prostitute.

He arranged to meet at a hotel and pay her $300 for sex.

The judge was arrested when he arrived at the hotel.

Since Rosman resisted arrest, he was booked into the Collier County jail.

His bail has been set at $4,000.

Rosman is a married man and has three children.

He has been a judge for the past 32 years and taught business and criminal law courses at the University of South Florida.