DOCUMENT: Sex, Stupid

John Busted After Calling Cops With Hooker Beef

Man, 29, again arrested for filing a phony theft report


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Cops Called Again

APRIL 24--For the second time in two years, an Ohio man has been arrested after calling 911 to lodge a phony robbery complaint against a prostitute he hired.

William Ferris, 29, was busted yesterday after contacting cops to falsely report that his Samsung cell phone was stolen by a hooker named Natalie.

However, during subsequent questioning, Ferris admitted to police that “there was no theft and that he had paid a prostitute for vaginal and oral sex by giving her the cell phone he alleges was stolen,” according to a complaint filed in Hamilton County Municipal Court.

Pictured in the mug shot at right, Ferris was charged with solicitation. He was arraigned today on the misdemeanor count and is next due in court on May 11.

A Green Township Police Department report notes that Ferris told cops that he hired a prostitute, but after having sex he “refused to pay her because he did not have any money.” At that point, Ferris agreed to give the hooker--who he met on a telephone chat line--his cell phone as payment for services provided.

In April 2010, Ferris suffered a similar instance of buyer’s remorse, records show. He was arrested after calling 911 to report that he was robbed by a prostitute. In fact, Ferris had paid the woman $50 to service him in the bathroom of a White Castle, but was disappointed with the oral sex-only encounter.

As Ferris told TSG, he expected a variety of sexual services during the 20-minute Cincinnati bathroom encounter. Instead of receiving “all of it for $50,” the prostitute only provided him with “kissing and sucking.”

Ferris subsequently pleaded no contest to filing a false police report, while prosecutors dropped a solicitation charge. He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, placed on probation for two years, and ordered to perform 50 hours of community service. Since most of the jail sentence was suspended, Ferris only spent about a month behind bars. (2 pages)