UM Law Prof Charged Soliciting Prostitute

A University of Miami Law School professor who teaches criminal procedure and constitutional law had been charged with soliciting an undercover officer for sex, according to CBS4 news partners The Miami Herald.

D. Marvin Jones, 56, was arrested Aug. 22 in Miami's Little River neighborhood at the intersection of NW 79th Street and 1st Court.

According to a police report, he allegedly approached an officer who was posing as a prostitute and offered $20 for sex.

Jones, a published author who has taught at UM since 1988, has been on sabbatical since the beginning of the fall academic semester.

The school's dean, Dennis Lynch, told The Miami Hurricane student newspaper he was aware of the charge against Jones.

Jones pleaded not guilty to the solicitation charge last month and has requested a trial, court records show. If convicted of the second-degree misdemeanor, Jones would face up to 60 days in jail.

The newspaper reported attempts to reach him Thursday were unsuccessful.