Jerod Prunty, an aide to Rep. Clay Higgins (R-La.), was arrested Saturday and faces two charges of pandering in connection with a recent prostitution bust, the Acadiana Advocate first reported.
His arrest comes after a sting operation involving human trafficking and prostitution at local massage parlors, according to the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office. Eight others were also arrested last week in relation to the alleged crime.
The article goes on to state the following:
Prunty, 47, worked in Higgins’s personal office serving as a field representative, according to Legistorm.
Higgins’s office said the reports were “deeply troubling” and that it plans to fully cooperate with the investigation
Jerod Prunty faces two charges of pandering in connection to human trafficking, prostitution bust at Louisiana massage parlors https://t.co/u3IperdidC
— Roll Call (@rollcall) February 19, 2019
Attendees confirm Pingjuan Xia, arrested for prostitution where Clay Higgins District Director Jerod Prunty was arrested for (pimping) attended #DCMardiGras & White House Tour with Prunty. We call for immediate firing and audit. Follow for developments. #laleg #lagov pic.twitter.com/unY4XZNl4S
— Put Louisiana First (@PutLouisiana1st) February 19, 2019
— The Hill (@thehill) February 19, 2019
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