Former Garland County Sheriff’s Deputy Sentenced to 45 Months for Prostitution Offense
|U.S. Attorney’s Office February 03, 2014|
HOT SPRINGS, AR—Conner Eldridge, United States Attorney for the Western District of Arkansas, announced today that Neil Parliment was sentenced to 45 months in prison and five years of supervised release for enticing an individual to engage in prostitution. At the time of the offense, Parliament, age 39, was a marine patrol officer with the Garland County Sheriff’s Office. United States District Court Judge Susan O. Hickey presided over the sentencing.
United States Attorney Eldridge commented, “Mr. Parliment abused his position of public trust to engage in illegal activities involving prostitution. We remain dedicated to holding those accountable who use similar positions to perpetrate crime.”
According to documents filed in the case, from January to June 2013, Parliment arranged for and facilitated the travel of a prostitute working out of Memphis to come to Hot Springs for the purposes of exchanging sexual activity for money. Over the course of the investigation, it was discovered that Parliament had not only engaged the services of the prostitute himself but also facilitated meetings and introductions between the prostitute and others for sexual activity. Parliament pleaded guilty to the offense on July 29, 2013.
This case was investigated by the FBI Denied Innocence Task Force. Assistant United States Attorney Dustin Roberts prosecuted the case for the United States.