(The officer) reconfirmed with him that she was only 17-years-old while in the hotel room as well." On Friday, Gilliland posted ,000 bond and was released from jail.
Gilliland, who has a home in Paradise Valley, founded Sunflower Farmers Market grocery chain.
In the sting, undercover female officers posed as juvenile prostitutes, having advertised on a website carrying scores of ads for "escorts" and "body rubs." Court documents say that at about p.m., Gilliland answered an online ad and spoke with an undercover officer who "told him she was actually 17 years old." The officer "also told Gilliland to bring cigarettes because she was too young to purchase them and the store would not take her fake I.
D." The documents say "a short time later Gilliland arrived at the hotel and had a conversation (with the undercover officer) where he agreed to pay her 0 for sex.
Now, an online ad with a photo of a man or woman and text thinly disguising the offering of sexual favors might have been placed by a police agency.According to court documents, Phoenix police vice-enforcement officers last week were working an undercover online sting at a hotel in the 9600 block of North Black Canyon Freeway.