A Lee County judge charged with solicitation of a prostitute has resigned Tuesday,
Jay B. Rosman was one of six arrested in a sting operation by Naples Police on Friday. He submitted his resignation in a letter to Governor Rick Scott on Tuesday, referring to it as a retirement. He had been a circuit judge since 1992.
According to court records, Rosman waived his arraignment, and asked for a jury trial on Tuesday.
A Lee County judge was one of six men arrested by Naples Police during an undercover investigation over the weekend.
Jay B. Rosman, a 64 year-old judge for the 20th Judicial Circuit, was among the suspects who were charged with solicitation of prostitution after negotiating sex acts for money with an undercover police officer on Friday evening.
Rosman served as an Assistant State Attorney as well as Assistant Public Defender, and also taught classes at University of South Florida, according to his biography from the 20th Circuit.
He has served as a Circuit Court judge since 1992 and as chief Judge of the 20th Judicial Circuit from 2011 to 2015.
Five other men were arrested for solicitation along with Rosman including:
-Howard Cornibe, 60, of Fort Myers
-Peter W. Bradshaw, 70, of Canada
-Patrick J. Boll, 53, of New Jersey
-William B. Darmoh III, 29, of Naples
-Richard A. Cecil, 47, of Fort Myers
Rosman was additionally charged with resisting arrest without violence.
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