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Local firefighter accused of soliciting a prostitute

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Updated: 4/26/2013 6:50 pm
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -- A St. Johns County Firefighter is facing charges, accused of trying to pay a prostitute.

55-year old Kurt Johnson was arrested Thursday in Daytona.

According to a report obtained by Action News, Johnson approached an undercover officer posing as a prostitute and asked, "Do the cops know you?"

Police say the woman told him, "no," and said she had a room at a nearby motel. They say Johnson told the woman he had $50 and asked what he could get for the sum of money.

Once at the motel, Daytona Beach Police arrested Johnson for solicitation.

Action News did some digging and found Johnson has been with the St. Johns Fire and Rescue Department for 31 years.

A spokesperson with the fire department says Johnson has been placed on paid administrative leave pending an investigation.
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stopit - 4/26/2013 9:00 PM
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Who cares as long as he didn't do it while on duty. Does it become a hot news item any time any other male gets arrested for soliciting? I don't think so! So just because he is a fireman he gets this spread to all. This would not have even been noticed if he was a clerk in a store or something. This kind of stuff from the media just irritates me!

imtellin - 4/26/2013 6:14 PM
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LOOKS LIKE JOHNSON was trying to get his Johnson fixed ??? he must have been assigned to a hose truck ??? ain't it bad enough he brought shame & ridicule on himself,, he had to drag our fine fire department through the alleys as well !!! way to go mr. Johnson,, thanks for the black eye !!! how's mrs. Johnson taking the news ???? and the kids ???
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