This was a “How to Catch a Predator” type of sting, but instead of catching pedophiles, they went after men who like to solicit prostitutes.
A spokesperson for the Wake Forest Police Department stated that the 48-year-old was “one of six men who responded to an advertisement posted by undercover police on a website often used by prostitutes.”
“The locations prostitutes choose for this type of criminal activity vary and seldom remain the same for more than a couple of days at a time, which makes enforcement difficult,” Police Chief Jeffrey Leonard said in a statement. “In this instance, we conducted the operation at a local hotel with its full cooperation. We are not aware of this type of criminal activity ever occurring at the hotel. Our officers selected the hotel for the undercover operation at random.”
Raymer, who won the 2004 World Series of Poker, was released on $1000 bond, has a court appearance scheduled for April 18th.