By Zelie Pollon. Chris Garcia, 71, a former professor of political science, was arrested by Albuquerque police in connection with Southwest Companions, a web site with almost 1, members, Albuquerque police chief Ray Schultz said at a press briefing. Chris Garcia from the University of New Mexico.
David Flory, 68, a Fairleigh Dickinson University physics professor, was arrested on Sunday while surfing the Southwest Companions site from a Starbucks patio in Albuquerque. Flory has a vacation home in Santa Fe and another home in Manhattan. Charges against Garcia include promoting prostitution, conspiracy, and tampering with evidence, Schultz said.
Lawyers for Garcia and Flory were not available for comment on Thursday. The University issued a statement on Thursday saying they would continue to fully cooperate with law enforcement. William Roseman, a special investigations officer with the Albuquerque Police Department, said on Sunday.
The highest level of access included a rating system for prostitutes, as well as detailed information about prostitution stings, with the names of arresting officers and other operation aspects, Roseman said. Officials are awaiting the of computer and cell phone forensics by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which could take up to three weeks, police said.
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