comscore Longtime Florida city attorney arrested in undercover sex sting | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Longtime Florida city attorney arrested in undercover sex sting

  • HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA AP / OCT. 10
                                Longtime city attorney Tim McCausland. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested McCausland in a hotel in Brandon, Fla., on a misdemeanor charge of violating a county ordinance against public solicitation. McCausland has worked for the city of Lakeland for nearly three decades.

    HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE VIA AP / OCT. 10

    Longtime city attorney Tim McCausland. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested McCausland in a hotel in Brandon, Fla., on a misdemeanor charge of violating a county ordinance against public solicitation. McCausland has worked for the city of Lakeland for nearly three decades.

LAKELAND, FLA. >> A longtime city attorney in Florida has been arrested in an undercover prostitution sting.

The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office arrested Tim McCausland in a hotel in Brandon, Florida, on a misdemeanor charge of violating a county ordinance against public solicitation. McCausland has worked for the city of Lakeland for nearly three decades.

Authorities told news outlets Thursday the 69-year-old McCausland responded to fake advertisements posted online by undercover deputies. Seven other people were also arrested in the operation, which is part of a larger effort to tackle human trafficking in the area.

City officials say the Wednesday arrest happened on a scheduled workday and that they are investigating.

McCausland is up for a work performance review later this month.

No attorney was listed in court records for McCausland.

Comments (5)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up