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Prostitution charges dropped against midstate pastor

Written by The Associated Press | Nov 13, 2015 3:36 AM
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(Frederick, Md.) -- Maryland prosecutors are dropping charges against a Presbyterian minister from York, who was arrested in August in a prostitution sting. 

The three charges, including knowingly soliciting prostitution, have dismissed in Frederick County District Court in Frederick, Maryland.

Attorney Seth Okin represented the Reverend Suler Acosta. He says the sting run by the Frederick County Sheriff's Office amounted to entrapment by enticing people to commit crimes.

The sheriff's office said Acosta was among seven men who responded to an online advertisement by going to meet a female deputy posing as a prostitute. 

Acosta was pastor of the City Church York.

The church placed him on administrative leave after his arrest.  

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