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Fairview Officer Cited In Prostitution Arrest

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Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-03 18:56:13-05

An officer with the Fairview Police Department has resigned after being arrested by citation for patronizing prostitution.

Officials with the Metro Nashville Police Department said the incident involving the officer, identified as 57-year-old Ronnie Williams, happened at a hotel on Wallace Road.

Authorities were in the process of charging a 23-year-old woman from Raleigh, North Carolina in a prostitution investigation when she received a message from an ad she posted online.

The message was from Williams, who showed up at the hotel allegedly intending to buy sex for $120.

Both the woman and Williams have been cited with misdemeanors with booking dates of March 1.

According to the Fairview City Manager, Wayne hall, Williams began working as a full-time officer with the Fairview Police Department Monday, but resigned Monday night.

He had been an Auxiliary officer for 13 months prior to being made full-time.

Hall said during Williams' hiring, he went through the full vetting process, and his "resume looked good. everything checked out."

Hall told NewsChannel 5 he planned to launch his own investigation.