- Associated Press - Thursday, March 26, 2015

LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) - A former Carencro police officer charged in the drug and prostitution investigation of Desperado’s Gentlemen’s Cabaret has pleaded guilty to extortion

The Advocate reports (https://bit.ly/19mYFM3 Timothy Prejean faces up to 20 years after pleading guilty to one count of extortion. The charge was one of several that a grand jury leveled at Prejean in February.

U.S. District Judge Richard Haik on Wednesday did not set a sentencing date.

In pleading guilty, Prejean admitted he knew about and helped further illegal drug sales and prostitution at Desperado’s by allowing the operation to flourish for years.

Prejean is the latest defendant to plead guilty to crimes that occurred at the club, where dancers and members of the wait staff sold drugs to customers and provided sex for money in the VIP room.

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Information from: The Advocate, https://theadvocate.com

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