CINCINNATI (AP) -- Former boy band singer Justin Jeffre has been arrested in the Occupy Cincinnati protest.
The member of 98 Degrees has been charged with trespassing and unlawful use of the city's Fountain Square. Police say 11 people were arrested early Sunday at the square after the 3 a.m. closing time.
Jeffre tells The Cincinnati Enquirer he spent several hours in jail and it was "no fun." But he says it was the right place to be to stand up for free speech.
He was scheduled for a court appearance Monday.
The now 38-year-old Jeffre is a founding member of 98 Degrees with Nick and Drew Lachey and Jeff Timmons. The group launched in the late 1990s. He has more recently been a Cincinnati political activist.