Man pleads not guilty in Ariz. prostitution bust

Adam Munoz

Credit: Chandler Police Department

Adam Munoz

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Posted on December 23, 2013 at 4:52 PM

Updated Monday, Dec 30 at 1:43 PM

PHOENIX (AP) -- A Maricopa County juvenile detention officer accused of maintaining a house of prostitution in Chandler has pleaded not guilty in the case.

County prosecutors say 30-year-old Adam Munoz entered his plea Monday. His next court date is on Feb. 5.

Chandler police arrested Munoz on Dec. 4

following an undercover investigation that started in September when detectives got a tip about an illegal massage business.

Police documents say undercover officers discovered patrons would enter Munoz's apartment and exchange money for a massage and sexual favors from women. Munoz allegedly would then receive $50.

Chandler police say Munoz also was accused of illegal control of an enterprise.

They say Munoz was working as a Maricopa County juvenile detention officer at the time of his arrest. His current job status is unclear.

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