- Associated Press - Friday, October 24, 2014

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) - A Billings man who was on probation for encouraging his girlfriend to sell sexual favors to raise $500 to bail him out of jail has been arrested for violating his probation in several ways, including not paying restitution to the woman.

David Earl Luginbuhl was arrested on a warrant alleging he violated his probation by getting fired from a job at a Helena hotel after a co-worker complained he sexually harassed her, The Billings Gazette (https://bit.ly/1t98QeH ) reports. Prosecutors also say he used marijuana and went hunting and fishing without the proper permits and tags.

Luginbuhl, 34, appeared in District Court Thursday and faces a revocation hearing before District Judge Gregory Todd on Nov. 10. His bail was set at $40,000.

Todd sentenced Luginbuhl in June 2013 to five years with the Department of Corrections with two suspended for promoting prostitution.

He acknowledged that while being held in jail on several charges, including assaulting his girlfriend, he had several telephone conversations with her asking her to raise bail money through prostitution and suggesting the prices she should charge for various sex acts.

In April 2012, the woman deposited $250 into his account at the jail, court records said.


Information from: The Billings Gazette, https://www.billingsgazette.com

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