Chaplin Caught with Prostitute

Chattanooga Police arrested 69-year old.. Frank Jump.. of Signal Moutain and charged him yesterday with patronizing prostitution on Watauga Street.

The chaplain says he's innocent....and wasn't planning on having sex with the prostitute.

Jump says he's an author of short stories and that he was doing research for a story he's writing about street people, including prostitutes.

Jump says he wanted quote, "firsthand experience for the story."

He says the undercover female cop never got in his car and that he never offered to pay her.

Jump says he doubts people will believe his story, but he says it's one he will tell to the judge when he goes to court.

His arrest, like most of the others today, took place within a mile and a half of a school.

That school being Clifton Hills Elementary.