FORISTELL, Mo. (KMOV.com) -- A police officer has been arrested after allegedly arranging to pay for sex.
On December 4th, 31-year-old Brandon Bumbales was arrested and given a citation for one count of solicitation of prostitution. Bumbales is a licensed police officer. Foristell police Chief Doug Johnson tells News 4 Bumbales posted a personal ad on Craigslist. An officer responded to the post and started talking with Bumbales off of Craigslist. Eventually, a conversation was had in which, police say, Bumbales agreed to pay money in exchange for sex.
Bumbales agreed to meet in the city of Foristell, where he was apprehended by police in the 100 block of S. Main.
Bumbales had previously worked for the Hillsdale Police Department. His last day was Friday December 2, according to the Hillsdale Police Chief. He was hired to work at the Riverview, MO Police Department. According to their Chief, he was supposed to start working on the December 5, but due to these circumstances, Riverview revoked their employment offer.
The Missouri Department of Public safety reports he has a current license and is commissioned out of Farber, MO.
News 4 reached out to Bumbales' attorney, Travis Noble. He says he has not seen the allegations against Bumbales or the police report, but said Bumbales will enter a plea of not guilty. He indicated surprise that a city the size of Foristell would be conducting prostitution stings and said that they would be looking into whether police followed all proper procedures for the operation.
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