Former Lawman Found Guilty Of Sex Crime

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.


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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.


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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.


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  • by IKE Location: Kinston on Nov 7, 2011 at 04:31 PM
    Crimes against nature ??? Wait a minute. I thought everyone was so happy now to support a man with a man. You legalize their marriage. So how can you convict them of a crime when you have already legalized this. This is stupid. Go to San Fran Cal. They do this in public and the rest of the public praises it. I know the problem. The good ol USA is becoming a liberal - do anything you think feels good country. With that being said. Maybe I will marry my horse. She sure is pretty.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    Does everything REALLY need to be made public? Gosh!
  • by address the problem directly Location: ENC on Nov 4, 2011 at 05:12 PM
    The more attention that is brought to cops that are misbehaving or felony offenders, the more likely it is to help deal with the problem of police criminals. Keep covering such stories in detail with photos. There are far too many of these stories.
  • by Concerned Location: Washington on Nov 4, 2011 at 01:01 PM
    This is just North Carolina, a few bad cops making the good ones look bad. Seems like this is an everyday thing in the news for a while now.Cops being arrested for drugs, shooting people in their underware, stopping hispanics and stealing money from them,killing someone 35 years ago, what is going on
  • by ? Location: Disney World on Nov 4, 2011 at 12:37 PM
    Let's see, If you put the USMC flasher together with this fellow, whad do you get?
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 at 09:39 AM
    What Americans are you polling? I would have to say many people dislike firemen more than they dislike LEO's. I guess it is all a matter of opinion. However, I will tell you what I KNOW... Firemen are just as bad - if not worse - than the LEO you hear about. They lie, cheat, steal, commit crimes, abuse of power and the list goes on. And if you think the firemen or LEO's are bad.... surely stay away from the EMT/paramedics.
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      by c-had on Nov 12, 2011 at 08:27 AM in reply to
      You are wrong.LEO's are often arrogant and with no reason.
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    A liberal's worst nightmare. They have only three options here, all of which will torque them up to no end. 1. Support the LGBT community by supporting a police officer. 2. Support anti-gay laws. 3. Shut up. Man if I could only be a "fly on the wall" for that internal conversation.
  • by NotAnotherOne! on Nov 4, 2011 at 08:19 AM
    Yesterday when I read this story, all the article said was: it was a prostitue. NOW - today - it's come to light (according to the article) it's "gay" issue! How disgusting!
  • by Anon on Nov 4, 2011 at 07:13 AM
    The fact that he was convicted of "crimes against nature" is absolutely ridiculous! How is consenting sex between two same sex adults a crime? I could understand if he was convicted of solicitation or prostitution.
  • by Dan Location: CNC on Nov 4, 2011 at 06:54 AM
    This is ridiculous. Same sex acts among consenting adults being labeled as "Crimes Against Nature" in convictions have been found to be unconstitutional (Lawrence v. Texas, 539 U.S. 558 (2003)). How is it that the NC legal system can still manage a conviction for same sex acts among consenting adults!!??
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