COVINGTON, Ky. - A former Clermont County Commissioner pleaded guilty to charges of paying for a prostitute during a court hearing Tuesday morning.
Archie Wilson entered a plea deal and pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution and drug possession during his hearing in a Kenton County courtroom Tuesday. Wilson was charged with trafficking, but that charge was reduced to possession through the deal.
Wilson must pay a $250 fine for each charge. After court fees, Wilson will be fined a total of $634. Wilson faces a 2-year probation period, which began Oct. 6, 2011. The Judge sentenced Wilson to 30 days in jail, but the sentence will be conditionally discharged as long as he has no other convictions during his probationary period.
The Judge is also requiring Wilson take an HIV blood test. The Kenton County Attorney's Office says HIV tests are routinely required for a plea of solicitation of prostitution.
Wilson was also required to read the facts of his case. He admitted to coming to Kentucky and meeting with women in hotels and paying them for sex. He stated he met the women at several adult clubs he frequented.
An investigation into Wilson's activities began when a female inmate at the Clermont County Jail came forward. She told authorities Wilson paid her and other women for sex in cash and drugs.
He pleaded not guilty to the charges in February.
Wilson's attorneys were close to a plea deal at his last hearing in February, but discussions were continued.
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