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NAPLES, Fla. — A county pass judgement on, a pastor and a Broadway actor in Florida acting in a touring manufacturing of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s The King & I had been amongst six males arrested in a prostitution sting at a Naples hotel.

Naples police arrested Patrick J. Boll, 53, of Weehawken, N.J., on Friday at the side of Lee County Judge Jay B. Rosman, Fort Myers pastor Richard Cecil and 3 others. The males had negotiated to pay an undercover officer $150 to $300 for intercourse acts, a police file states. 

Boll contacted the undercover officer by the use of mobile phone or textual content, police stated, they usually agreed to fulfill on the resort. Once there, Boll negotiated for the undercover officer to accomplish a intercourse act for $150. 

Boll, who grew up in Grosse Pointe, Mich., has gave the impression off and on Broadway, on tv presentations equivalent to Gossip Girl and The Good Wife, and in motion pictures, together with How To Be Single, Burn After Reading and Love Walked In.

He not too long ago ended a long term in the Broadway model of Mamma Mia! 

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The King & I ran Feb. 7-11 at Artis-Naples. Boll performed the jobs of Captain Orton and Sir Edward Ramsey final week and right through no less than one efficiency after the arrest, stated some who attended the play.  

Artis-Naples officers declined to remark. 

Boll, charged with inquiring for prostitution, a misdemeanor, stays unfastened on a $2,000 bond and is scheduled to be arraigned in Collier County Court on March 7.

Pastor Richard Cecil, some other of the six males arrested in the sting, pleaded now not responsible Monday, waived his March 7 arraignment and requested for a jury trial.

Cecil, 47, of North Fort Myers, is being represented through lawyer Landon Miller, of Naples.

“My office will be vigorously defending Mr. Cecil against the allegations,” Miller spoke back Tuesday in a textual content message to the Daily News

Cecil and his spouse, Christina, run a ministry from their North Fort Myers house and feature traveled to church buildings outdoor Florida.

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Bible Temple Church in Toledo, Ohio, marketed the couple’s Nov. five look at the church’s Facebook web page. The Facebook posting described the couple as pastors.

”Richard’s in depth Hebraic perception, funny, dynamic, and attractive taste endears him to a large spectrum of pastoral engagements and ministry alternatives,” in keeping with the Toledo church indexed in a main points phase of the Facebook web page.

Cecil may now not be reached to remark.

The arrest file for Cecil stated he made telephone touch with an individual who later used to be known as an undercover officer and organized to fulfill on the resort. The file stated that when arriving, Cecil negotiated efficiency of a sexual act for $200 after which used to be arrested.

The Lee County pass judgement on who used to be arrested, Rosman, 64, stays unfastened on $four,000 bond and retained Naples lawyer Shannon McFee. 

Rosman, like Cecil, entered a plea of now not responsible, waived his March 7 arraignment and requested for a jury trial.

The State Attorney’s Office for the 20th Judicial Circuit stated it is going to request the governor’s place of work reassign Rosman’s solicitation and resisting arrest case. Disciplinary motion, if taken in opposition to Rosman, would come best if a grievance is filed with the Judicial Qualification Commission.

The fee is an unbiased company created through the Florida Constitution to analyze misconduct through state judges. 

The fee’s investigative panel — once you have a grievance pass judgement on is responsible of failure to accomplish judicial tasks, or habits unbecoming a member of the judiciary, or habits violating the Code of Judicial Conduct — might examine to decide whether or not to record formal fees.

As of Monday, no fees were filed in opposition to Rosman.

In addition to the fee’s procedure, the Florida House of Representatives can impeach a pass judgement on, who then will also be attempted for alleged misconduct in the Florida Senate.

Other than impeachment, self-discipline will also be meted out best through the fee and will have to be licensed through the Florida Supreme Court.

Rosman used to be appointed a Lee County court docket pass judgement on in 1986 and changed into a circuit pass judgement on in 1992. He in the past labored as an assistant state lawyer and assistant public defender in addition to in personal observe.

In 2009, Rosman used to be a finalist to transform a pass judgement on at the Second District Court of Appeals.

His newest re-election got here in 2016. He served as leader pass judgement on for the 20th Judicial Circuit from 2011 till June 2015, in keeping with his biography at the circuit’s web page. 

Rosman is married to Cathy Reiman, a Naples-based lawyer. The couple has 3 youngsters, in keeping with his biography. 

Rosman  has been a finalist for the Governor’s Peace at Home Award, which is given to people and organizations that paintings to forestall home violence. He additionally wrote a piece of writing for the Nova Law Review on home violence. 

Rosman’s arrest photograph used to be unavailable. Florida regulation lets in withholding of mugshots of judges, regulation enforcement officials and sure different public officers.

Contributing: Melissa Montoya-Ocampo, Patrick Riley and Sarajane Sullivan, Naples (Fla.) Daily News. Follow Dave Osborn and Michael Braun on Twitter: @NDN_dosborn and @MichaelBraunNP

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