MELBOURNE, Fla. –A Melbourne police officer has been arrested for soliciting a prostitute while on duty, police say.

According to the Melbourne Police Department, Officer Shawn C. Archbold was arrested Wednesday night.

The department said the arrest comes after a four-month undercover investigation into the allegations.

Police said Archbold offered a prostitute $40 for sex while he was on-duty.

Archbold was suspended without pay and the department is working through the due process procedures to terminate his employment, police said.


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