A Florida judge suspected of soliciting prostitution has been arrested along with five other men in an undercover police operation.
The judge has been identified as Lee County Circuit Judge Jay B. Rosman. He was arrested along with the other men after undercover operatives arranged for the gang to meet a “prostitute” but who was actually an undercover Naples police officer.
The other men involved are between the ages of 29 to 70. They were identified as Howard Cornibe, 60, of Naples, Patrick Boll, 53, of New Jersey, Peter Bradshaw, 70, of Fort Myers, William Darmoh, 29 of Naples and Richard Cecil, 47, of Fort Myers.
A police report says the 64-year-old judge offered to pay $300 for an unspecified sex act during the “negotiations.” He allegedly made contact with the undercover agent posing as hooker via phone and arranged to meet with her at the hotel. Rosman is also accused of resisting arrest.
Rosman has been a judge since 1986 and also served as the 20th Judicial Circuit’s chief judge from 2011 to 2015. He is married to a Naples attorney with whom he has three children. A Lee County courts spokeswoman confirmed the arrest. She also said Rosman was released on bail.