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'Engaging and Fun' University of Miami Law Prof Is Arrested on Solicitation Charge


A University of Miami law professor has been arrested on a misdemeanor charge of soliciting a woman he believed to be a prostitute.

Professor Donald Marvin Jones is accused of offering $20 to a woman who turned out to be an undercover police officer, report CBSMiami.com and the Miami Herald. He was arrested on Sept. 26. Above the Law posted the online arrest record.

Jones was driving a 2008 Mercedes-Benz at the time of his arrest, the stories say. According to the CBS News report, Jones allegedly told arresting officers he is “just a horny guy.”

Jones was also arrested on a solicitation allegation in 2007, but the charge was dropped and the record was expunged, the Miami Herald says.

Jones teaches constitutional law, criminal procedure and employment discrimination law, according to his online bio. Above the Law says he is a popular professor and quotes one source who calls him “engaging and fun.” He did not immediately respond to an ABA Journal request for comment.

The school released this statement: “The University of Miami is aware of the situation concerning UM School of Law Professor Donald M. Jones. It should be noted that Professor Jones has never been convicted of any previous crime. It is our policy not to comment on personnel matters and will be unable to issue any further statement at this time.”

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