Former university president fights charges he ran ‘virtual’ brothel

Former university president fights charges he ran ‘virtual’ brothel

Can a chatroom be a brothel?

That’s the question New Mexico’s highest court will consider in the case of a retired university president and professor implicated in an alleged online prostitution ring.

F. Chris Garcia, a longtime University of New Mexico political science professor who once served as the school’s interim president, was arrested in 2011 after Albuquerque police traced the IP address of a sex-for-sale website to him. Garcia, 71, was initially booked with maintaining a place of prostitution, along with David Flory, 70, a retired professor of physics at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey.

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