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Raleigh officer charged with promoting prostitution of a minor

Posted February 16, 2012 2:42 p.m. EST
Updated February 16, 2012 5:19 p.m. EST

— 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."