1. Crime

    New Arrest in Academic Prostitution Ring

    This booking photo provided by the Albuquerque Police Department. shows  F. Chris Garcia.   The former University of New Mexico President  was arrested and jailed Thursday, June 23, 2011 in connection with a multistate, online prostitution ring that authorities say was run by a physics professor from New Jersey.  Garcia was booked on a $35,000 cash or surety bond for investigation of promoting prostitution, tampering with evidence and conspiracy, Metropolitan Detention Center records show.    Detectives served search warrants Thursday at Garcia’s home and at his university office. He is now a professor at the school.

    Albuquerque Police Department / AP Photo

    Police have arrested a former president of the University of New Mexico in connection with an online prostitution ring allegedly run by a college professor in New Jersey. F. Chris Garcia, a political scientist and president at UNM in 2002 and 2003, was charged with promoting prostitution, conspiracy, and tampering with evidence. David Flory, a professor of physics at Fairleigh Dickinson University, was arrested in New Jersey on Sunday for allegedly running the “Southwest Companions” website. Police say Garcia was a member of the site’s “Hunt Club,” which recruited new prostitutes.

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