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Former Southern University AD acquitted of soliciting prostitution

3 years ago January 18, 2012 Jan 18, 2012 Wednesday, January 18 2012 Wednesday, January 18, 2012 9:35:34 AM CST in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Michael Shingleton

BATON ROUGE -  A Houston jury found former Southern University Athletic Director Greg LaFleur not guilty of soliciting sex from an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute.

LaFleur's attorney Jed Silverman said a six-person jury listened to testimony from prosecutors and Greg LaFleur before acquitting LaFleur after deliberating for 34 minutes.

"This undercover police officer was trying to meet a quota and completely jumped the gun and tried to catch Greg in a gotcha moment when Greg never made an agreement with anybody," Silverman said.

Silverman said LaFleur plans to pursue a lawsuit against Southern University and, "It's just our wish that before Southern University had terminated [LaFleur], they had done a thorough investigation and afforded Greg the same presumption of innocence that everybody is afforded here in the United States of America."

A spokesperson for Southern University said, "we have no comment."

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