Lubbock police officer arrested, charged with paying for sex

Published: Feb. 18, 2015 at 2:49 PM CST|Updated: Aug. 19, 2015 at 9:50 AM CDT
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LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - A Lubbock Police Officer is now facing criminal charges, charged with a hiring a prostitute. Authorities announced the arrest of Dustin Wayne Hatley on Wednesday morning, following his arrest Tuesday night.

According to police, on Feb. 13, during the course of a separate criminal investigation, authorities received information alleging that an LPD officer was engaging in criminal activity while off-duty. Police say a criminal investigation was immediately opened, and that investigation established probable cause to obtain an arrest warrant.

Police arrested Hatley as he exited a plane around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.  He was taken to the Lubbock County Detention Center and booked on charges of prostitution and official oppression.

Hatley has been placed on Administrative Leave pending further investigation.

According to the criminal complaint filed Tuesday, Hatley is accused of paying for sex in January of this year. He's also accused of sexually harassing a woman while "acting under the color of his office or employment as a public servant, namely, a peace officer".

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