A former Pender County Sheriff's Office captain has to give up his badge after he was found guilty of a sex crime charge.
Mark Sloan was convicted of crimes against nature, but was found not guilty of soliciting a prostitute during his Thursday court appearance.
Officers stopped Sloan earlier this year for a traffic signal violation. According to police, a man was in the car with Sloan. Officials charged Sloan with soliciting prostitution and crimes against nature.
Sloan received a 10 day suspended sentence and must serve 18 months of supervised probation.
A former Pender County Sheriff's Office captain is scheduled to appear in court Thursday on prostitution charges.
The sheriff's office dismissed Mark Sloan after his June arrest in Wilmington. Sloan was a 24 year law enforcement veteran.
Wilmington Police pulled him over for a traffic signal violation, but the officer discovered he was not alone in the car. Sloan was charged with soliciting prostitution and crimes against nature.
Lawmen arrested a Pender County Sheriff's Office captain at a routine traffic stop in Wilmington for prostitution, according to a local newspaper.
The Carteret News Times reports Wilmington authorities charged Mark Sloan with two counts of prostitution, after the stop around midnight Wednesday.
The report indicates Sloan was released from jail on $5,000 bond. There is no word on what led to Sloan’s arrest on prostitution charges.