Judge: Ex-U. of New Mexico president’s website, linked to prostitution ring probe, was legal

F. Chris Garcia
Washington Post  - A state judge has ruled that the website of a former University of New Mexico president accused of helping run an online prostitution ring was legal. The Albuquerque Journal reports (http://bit.ly/LBgbfj ) District Judge Stan Whitaker ruled this week the website, an online message board and a computer account of former University of New Mexico President F. Chris Garcia did not constitute a “house of prostitution.” He also said the website wasn’t “a place where prostitution is practiced, encouraged or allowed.” The case was scheduled to go before a grand jury this week. The ruling means that prosecutors will now have to decide how to proceed with a case involving Garcia, Fairleigh Dickinson University physics professor David C. Flory and others who were arrested last June on a criminal complaint charging them with promoting prostitution. Read More News New Mexico



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