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Officer Arrested In Prostitution Sting


POSTED: Tuesday, August 30, 2011 - 10:16am

UPDATED: Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 12:32am

When El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies conducted a prostitution sting, they couldn't believe what they heard and saw.

They arrested a dozen suspects. One of them is a police officer.

"We have various undercover deputies all around the area, and we keep an eye on her. We wait until an exchange is made, a deal, an agreement and then we take action and arrest the perpetrator,” said an undercover sergeant.

During the sting, sheriff's deputies arrested 47-year-old Sheldon Czegledi who is a 14 year veteran with The Phoenix Police Department after he agreed to exchange money for sexual services.

"It’s always a surprise. Although some of them have a hunch or inclination that she might be a police officer or a cop,” said an undercover sergeant.

With two un-marked police units and a five man take down team waiting in a hotel room nearby, the safety of the undercover deputy is their first priority.

"There is not any arrest that we're willing to pursue to compromise the safety of our female deputy,” said an undercover sergeant.

The sting netted 15 people in central El Paso where complaints about prostitutes have risen over the years.



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or some child is hit by a speeding car in a school zone because they were on their phone....if he didnt want the job, he shouldnt have gotten it. stop wasting everyones time

de1de3...your comment is disturbing. men shouldnt be concerned about having fun when they have a family at home..if you're single, sure. why disrespect your wife and kids by engaging in acts like that? this cop should be fired, it misrepresents the police force, and gives the community one more thing to worry about when they are living in the same town. while he was doing what he was doing, the female officer too...some poor woman was probably getting beat up by her abusive husband for no reason

This cop with that mug definitely has to pay someone to get laid, thats the real shame. Definitely dont need cops or govt. involved in these things.

That's why I love Germany it's legal and you don't have these dumb cops all in your business..

What really is the shame is that they never show the undercover female cop posing as the prostitute. I want to see how hot she really is and if shes worth our taxpayer money.

Free willy!

well this is what the has put his family thru and now he has to pay the price, hum lets see no job, bills mounting yep, hum who is really suffering here?? yep his wife his kids, wow this is sad and not good for the community makes us think how honest are our cops. my feeling go out to his wife keep your head up sweety, good luck to you, God is good.

Adrian.. seriously? I agree it's providing a living, but men need to be out paying for stupid crap like that? It's a sad story for the family of the police officer.

Dude, I don't know why cops always do these stupid prostitution stings all the time, but I for one say that it is none of their business whatsoever. Believe it or not; jobs like that have to make a living somehow in this city, and if they have to solicit prostitution to do so then so be it. Besides, most men these days can't have fun just staying at home all the time, and have to go ut to someplace to be entertained anyway. Like it or not, it's the truth.

This is such a shame not only for the police officer but because the US government has taken the position that prostitution supports human trafficking crimes.

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