Child solicitation charges dropped, Micheal Jones now only faces drug and gun charges


GRAND JUNCTION– 48 years in prison is the sentence given to a man who was arrested while soliciting child prostitution. However, those soliciting charges were dropped.

In court Wednesday, Michael Jones agreed to a plea deal that he feels covers the crimes he actually committed.

The plea deal includes felony possession with intent to distribute both methamphetamine and heroin, as well as a special circumstance drug felony for having a loaded handgun while in possession of drugs.

The charges that were dropped on Michael Jones stem from his arrest at the Clarion Inn on Horizon Drive.

Jones was originally booked on soliciting for child prostitution, pandering a child, and patronizing child prostitution.

However, the gun and drug charges were the only ones he pleaded guilty on.

There were no actual children at the Clarion Inn, as jones was taken down in an undercover sting back in April.

Seven men were arrested in total for responding online to law enforcement posing as either children or a parent prostituting children.

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