Man Charged with Soliciting Prostitute

A 55-year-old man has been charged with soliciting a prostitute and is scheduled for arraignment today in Department 2 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Bellflower Branch. The man Raymond Edward Bernasconi was charged on November 21st with one misdemeanor count of soliciting a prostitute. Bernasconi had reportedly made arrangements to meet a prostitute at a motel in Claremont. He was immediately taken into custody when he arrived at the location. Bernasconi was an employee of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department at the time of the incident. The defendant will face a maximum possible sentence of six months in county jail if convicted as charged. This case is still being investigated by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.