Ex-prosecutor accused of soliciting prostitution in Miami

Officers arrested David Benjamin on Jan. 20 in Miami. (MDCR)

MIAMI – A recent undercover prostitution sting involving officers from the Miami and Coral Gables police departments netted a former Miami-Dade County prosecutor.

David Benjamin approached two undercover police officers shortly before midnight at 44th Avenue and Eighth Street, and he agreed to pay $30 for a sex act at the nearby Campina Motel, police said.

Benjamin, 41, of Miami Shores, was driving a white Lexus when officers stopped him on Jan. 20 and arrested him near the motel, police said. He refused to answer any questions without an attorney present.

Ed Griffith, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, said on Wednesday Benjamin was no longer an employee there when he was arrested.

Benjamin is facing a misdemeanor charge of offering to commit prostitution. Records show he was released on a $500 bond and his arraignment hearing is on Feb. 15.

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