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'Horny' Univ. of Miami Law Prof Arrested for Solicitation Again

By Cynthia Hsu, Esq. on October 06, 2011 6:42 AM

Donald M. Jones, a University of Miami law professor, was arrested for solicitation last September.

Prof. Jones teaches Constitutional Law, Criminal Procedure and Employment Discrimination. He's been a faculty member since 1988, according to the UM website.

You'd think that a law professor who teaches criminal procedure would be well-versed in most crimes.

And this isn't even the first time that Jones has been arrested.

In 2007, Jones was arrested after he offered an undercover officer posing as a prostitute $20 for sexual favors. This charge was later dropped and expunged from his record.

In September, Jones was arrested for a similar crime. He offered an undercover officer $20 for oral sex. Upon his arrest, Jones allegedly told officers that "he is just a horny guy."

Unfortunately for Jones, being "horny" is not a defense for the crime of solicitation.

So what's next for Prof. Jones? Well, besides getting his reputation tarnished he could be facing some other penalties if he's tried and convicted.

His solicitation charge will probably also make for interesting stories and hypotheticals. You know how some law professors love creating the craziest fact patterns for exams? Well, now Jones can draw on his own experience as a backdrop for his students.

If he keeps his job, that is.

UM's comment so far has been that they are aware of the situation, but that it's their policy not to comment on personal matters. Jones also hasn't come forward to speak about the situation.

And who can blame him? Getting arrested for solicitation is probably very low on a law professor's to-do list.

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