(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.
Martos said solicitation of an adult prostitute is a misdemeanor, but soliciting a minor is a Class 2 felony, which can result in a prison sentence of more than two years.
Previously, police did most prostitution stings on the streets.
With the advent of the Internet and the ability of prostitutes to advertise online, authorities have had to keep up with the times.
YRBSS also measures the prevalence of obesity and asthma and other priority health-related behaviors plus sexual identity and sex of sexual contacts.
YRBSS includes a national school-based survey conducted by CDC and state, territorial, tribal, and local surveys conducted by state, territorial, and local education and health agencies and tribal governments.
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.
Since his arrest, he resigned from his position its chief executive.
A company news release said Gilliland has said he believes he is not guilty and expects to be exonerated.