BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WISH) - A Monroe County reserve deputy who also worked for the IndianaUniversity Police Department is now suspended after BloomingtonPolice say he patronized a prostitute.
A court document states that 30-year-old Eric Mayo must appearin court January 6 for the charge of patronizing a prostitute. Thecase was filed in court last week even though the document statesMayo was served the summons last month.
Bloomington Police would only say that they were investigating areport of a 19-year-old woman who claimed that a man, who said hewas a photographer, offered her five dollars and a pack ofcigarettes in exchange for sexual favors.
Police worked with the woman to set up a meeting with thephotographer at a Big Lots store parking lot in Bloomington.Bloomington Police said that's when Eric Mayo showed up. Policesaid Mayo again asked for "the same deal" -- money and cigarettesfor a sexual favor. That's when police served Mayo the summons toappear in court for the preliminary charge of patronizing aprostitute.
Mayo lives less than a block away from the Big Lots. He did notanswer his door Tuesday but he did tell Lieutenant Craig Munroe atthe IU Police Department about his court summons.
Mayo has worked for IU Police as a dispatcher and police officerfor five years.
Lt. Munroe said, "(Mayo) called me up Friday and advised me ofthe charges had been filed against him. And so I was notified byMr. Mayo."
Mayo is suspended with pay. The Monroe County Sheriff’sDepartment also suspended Mayo. Both agencies said his employmentstatus depends on the outcome of the case.
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