Homicide detective is charged with soliciting prostitution

August 10, 2002|By Del Quentin Wilber and Sarah Koenig | Del Quentin Wilber and Sarah Koenig,SUN STAFF

A Baltimore police homicide detective was charged yesterday in a criminal summons with soliciting prostitution after trying to obtain sex from an undercover officer in Southeast Baltimore.

Police said that Detective Randy Humes, an 18-year veteran, has been suspended with pay pending a hearing Monday.

Humes, 40, is charged with approaching the officer who was posing as a prostitute about 10 a.m. Thursday in the 100 block of N. Conkling St. and asking for sex, police said.

When the undercover officer attempted to arrest Humes, he identified himself as a homicide detective.

Humes told the officer and her supervisor that he was not trying to solicit sex, according to police. Instead, he told the officer he was working and trying to glean information from prostitutes about one of his cases.

The undercover officer's supervisor, a sergeant, then allowed Humes to leave, police said.

Later, after the undercover officer complained to her supervisors, police charged Humes in a criminal summons.

Police said the sergeant, whom officials declined to identify, was also under investigation.

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