Tuesday, January 13, 2009
IMPD Officer Busted For Patronizing Prostitute
Yet another IMPD officer finds himself on the wrong side of the law, standing accused of having sex with a prostitute while in his police uniform. "Officer James Ingalls is facing one count of D felony official misconduct and one count of A misdemeanor patronizing a prostitute," WTHR reports based on charges filed by Marion Co. Prosecutor Carl Brizzi today. According to a probable cause affidavit, Ingalls took Kristen Harbaugh to Garden City Elementary School, where he worked part-time and had access to the school's alarm codes and keys to enter the building, and had sex with her on several occasions. Ingalls allegedly tipped off Harbaugh when police planned prostitution sweeps in the area she worked.