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Raleigh officer charged with promoting prostitution of a minor

Posted February 16, 2012

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— Fayetteville police arrested a Raleigh police officer Thursday and charged him with promoting and participating in the prostitution of a minor.

Sgt. Jason Brandon Hoyle, 34, of 8609 Maryel Way, was being held under a $100,000 unsecured bond on the two felonies.

Fayetteville police also arrested a 17-year-old Fayetteville girl and charged her with misdemeanor solicitation for prostitution. Her bond information was not available.

Police said Hoyle was one of the girl's clients and saw her on Feb. 7. He has been with the Raleigh Police Department since October 2000 and is assigned to the detective division.

Raleigh police released a statement Thursday saying Fayetteville police kept them informed during the investigation and that they are doing an internal investigation to determine "appropriate personnel actions."

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  • Lightfoot3 Feb 21, 2012

    "Ummmm...It's called the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Equal treatment under the law." - Duke _Nukem


    It can also be called mitigating circumstances, which some laws have. If you chose to pursue a law enforcement job, and you break the law, that's a mitigating factor in a harsher punishment.

  • Duke _Nukem Feb 17, 2012

    Tell you what would work for me, let cops stand up nationwide and propose a law that doubles the fines and penalties for cops convicted of crimes....I won't be holding my breath.......

    Ummmm...It's called the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Equal treatment under the law. So should we hold minorities who commit higher crime rates for their population the same way????

  • cutl00senc Feb 17, 2012

    Thank you LEONC for admitting there is a serious problem with our law enforcement system... its the first step to recovery.

  • cutl00senc Feb 17, 2012

    When a LEO breaks the law, the law he swore an oath to uphold, he should be severly punished. We place LEO's on a pedastel because they should, and do for the most part, represent the finest human beings in the community. However, part of their job is to lead by example, especially to our youth....and when they break the laws...we should throw the book at them.

  • thepeopleschamp Feb 17, 2012

    "My friend, I'm 6'8" and 295 pounds and a triathlete. I teach hand-to-hand counter insurgency techniques is my off time. Trust me when I tell you that I remain calm. My resting heart rate is 62. When I need to turn up the heat.....I do. But a social forum is not place for that. It's saved for the battlefield." love2dostuff

    Friendo, I'm 6' 9", 296 pounds, a quadathlete. I teach ninjas karate on my time off. My resting heart rate is 61. When I need to turn the heat up, I project havoc on Call of Duty. I must be pretty awesome too huh? Just kidding dude. Cross swords with you later, have a good weekend.

  • JaniceJoplin Feb 17, 2012

    Thank you @leo-nc for this comment:
    "I still hold the FACT that a huge percentage of police officers are good people who want to help and protect the public. Just because I don't trust you or anyone on the street doesn't mean I won't help you. I don't trust you so I can go home at night."

    The moment an officer starts trusting each and every individual s/he encounters is the day s/he ends up dead.

    I maintain that Boyle, when/if found guilty, should be upheld to the highest extent of the law. I know other LEO's who feel the same and do NOT hide their "boys in blue" and conceal the "crime".

    Boyle will lose his job- just as the others of recent news have lost theirs (for LESSER accusations!) And, if found guilty, he will be punished.

  • leo-nc Feb 17, 2012

    "None of my family should be LEO's....but they are."---

    There are a lot of them out there that shouldn't be. I know a few and I cringe at the thought. Where I work we go through a long hiring process and it's difficult to make it through yet some of them still do. I think if agencies actually stuck to the guidelines they have in place instead of letting failures go through anyway just to keep numbers up and fill a spot, we'd be in a lot better place right now. I'm not just talking about my agency, it happens all over the country. I would rather have a shortage of good police officers or troopers then a bunch of guys who can't find their tail from a hole in the ground. I've seen it and yes it needs to be corrected. Having said that, I still hold the FACT that a huge percentage of police officers are good people who want to help and protect the public. Just because I don't trust you or anyone on the street doesn't mean I won't help you. I don't trust you so I can go home at night.

  • leo-nc Feb 17, 2012

    I hope the charges against the detective are false but given the amount of time spent on this, and the fact that Fayetteville worked with Raleigh PD and informed them of what was going on, they probably have a pretty strong case against him. I wish that weren't the case, and I really have no idea what he was thinking but this is the kind of the thing I hate to see, and will never defend. A lot of you here think I defend fellow officers at the drop of a hat. That's really not the case. I defend the ones who deserve it and if this guy didn't do it, then yes I would defend him. However, if he did, then it's obvious he has to go and pay for his crime. Sad.

  • dontstopnow Feb 17, 2012

    wow, this entire first page seems to be between a couple of posters and not much about the article so I will just say, without reading further, that this officer is a fine example of law enforcement in NC. He is a CRIMAL in a uniform! and there are many more and we keep seeing this sort of article much to often. Maybe it is time for some internal testing on these 'gun toten' dangerous people wearing a badge. What kind of mental testing do they have to go through to qualify for this sort of work anyway?????

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Feb 17, 2012

    Officer do no wrong and yet her is this officer doing the most highly crime of all......promoting prostitution for minors. They need to remove him from being an officer and lock him up for 20 years. He knew better. Not something we desire to have on the force or in our community. What a disgrace he is.

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