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Feb 13, 6:40 PM EST

Florida judge resigns after arrest in prostitution sting


NAPLES, Fla. (AP) -- Officials say a Florida circuit judge has resigned after being arrested in a prostitution sting.

A 20th Judicial Circuit spokeswoman confirmed Judge Jay B. Rosman's resignation on Tuesday. The News-Press reports that Rosman and five other men were arrested Friday during a Naples police prostitution operation.

Police say the 64-year-old Rosman arranged to meet an undercover officer at a hotel and agreed to pay $300 for a sex act. The Fort Myers-area judge was instead placed under arrest.

Rosman's attorney says resigning was the best decision for his family.

Rosman was appointed as a Lee County Court judge in 1986 and become a circuit judge in 1992. He has previously worked as an assistant state attorney and assistant public defender, as well as working in private practice.

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Information from: The (Fort Myers, Fla.) News-Press, http://www.news-press.com

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