South Florida

A judge thought he was meeting with a prostitute. It was an undercover cop.

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One Florida judge is now on the opposite side of the courtroom.

Naples police say Jay Rosman — a Lee County Circuit Judge — was one of six men arrested in a prostitution sting on Friday.

Investigators say Rosman, 64, was going to pay $300 for sex. The only problem? The prostitute he called to meet him at a Naples hotel was actually an undercover officer who was working a prostitution sting.

Police say Rosman, along with five other men, was charged with solicitation of prostitution. He was the only one of the six who resisted arrest.

Judge Jay Rosman in an undated photo. Lee County

The five others, who were handcuffed, are:

▪  Howard Cornibe, 60, of Fort Myers.

▪ Peter W. Bradshaw, 70, of Canada.

▪ Patrick J. Boll, 53, of New Jersey.

▪ William B. Darmoh III, 29, of Naples.

▪  Richard A. Cecil, 47, of Fort Myers

Rosman was appointed as a Lee County Court Judge in 1986 and became a circuit judge in 1992. He has previously worked as an assistant state attorney and assistant public defender as well as working in private practice, reported the Naples Daily News.

According to WINK News, Chief Judge Michael McHugh will be taking over Rosman’s docket while he faces criminal charges.

Monique O. Madan: 305-376-2108, @MoniqueOMadan