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July 16, 2008

Justice! 94 Year Old Man Won't Be Tried For Soliciting A Hooker

The judge says it was entrapment.

Manatee County Judge George K. Brown Jr. weighed in Tuesday, tossing the misdemeanor case, in a six-page order that questions the extent to which the detective controlled the nature and direction of the sexual conversation.

"This particular 93-year-old man was encouraged and/or enticed to proceed with the police officer's direction of conversation," Brown wrote.

...Milio, the attorney said, is an old man who enjoyed flirting with a pretty woman. Milio never had any intention to pay for sex.

...After Milio's arrest, prosecutors declined to file a charge against another elderly Bradenton man accused in a solicitation sting in Bradenton -- his second charge in 20 years.

That 93-year-old man promised to return several hours later with $30 to seal the deal. A prosecutor said the state was unable to prove the man intended to return.

The pending charge against Milio blocked him from getting into an assisted living facility, Grieco said. That now may change.

I'm glad these guys got off (as it were) but they should never have been arrested in the first place. Do we really want to live in an America where 90+ year old men can't pay for a little 'happy time'? Did we lose a war or something?


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