A Garland County sheriff’s deputy was arrested last night on a federal warrant for enticing an individual to engage in prostitution, the U.S. Attorney Conner Eldridge and the FBI just announced.
The charge says Cpl. Neil Parliament “arranged for and facilitated the travel of a prostitute working out of Memphis to come to Hot Springs for the purposes of exchanging sexual activity for money” from January to June this year. The warrant alleges that Parliament used the prostitute himself and also arranged meetings for others.
The sheriff’s office said Parliament, 39, a marine patrol officer, has been suspended without pay while the federal investigation is ongoing. He is being held in the Union County Jail.
The arrest was part of the FBI’s “Denied Innocence Task Force” effort. The full press release is on the jump.