ABC WTVD, reported that 2004 World Series of Poker Main Event champion Greg Raymer had been arrested in a prostitution sting earlier this week in Wake Forest, N.C. in a hotel. In ABC WTVD's original report they stated that Raymer was involved in a "male prostitution sting," and later issued a clarification that took the word "male" from the reports.
A Wake Forest Police Department spokesperson said that the 48-year-old was “one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes.”
“The locations prostitutes choose for this type of criminal activity vary and seldom remain the same for more than a couple of days at a time, which makes enforcement difficult,” Police Chief Jeffrey Leonard said in a statement. “In this instance, we conducted the operation at a local hotel with its full cooperation. We are not aware of this type of criminal activity ever occurring at the hotel. Our officers selected the hotel for the undercover operation at random."
All six of the men's bond was set at $1,000 and their first court appearance scheduled for April 18.
Raymer's attorney, Wade M. Smith, Raleigh, North Carolina, released the following statement:
"Mr. Raymer is very sorry for this lapse in judgment. He regrets deeply the pain he has caused his family, friends and fans. Mr. Raymer is grateful for the many expressions of support he has received."
Wral.com reported the other men arrested in the sting were Kevin Scott Konarzewski, Christopher Burell Shella, Barrett Lee Bennett, Robert Hancock and Gerald Barham.
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