Virginia police sergeant reportedly arrested in undercover prostitution sting

A Virginia police sergeant has reportedly been accused of trying to buy sex after authorities conducted a routine undercover prostitution investigation.

Mark E. Vidrine, 49, who has been with the Virginia Beach Police Department since 1995, was arrested Friday along with four other men in an undercover sting, WTKR-TV reported.

Police say the men arranged to have sex for money through the Internet or over the phone with a police officer working undercover, according to the station.

Authorities set up their escort sting at a hotel in Greenbrier, where they say Vidrine and others showed up believing they were meeting with a prostitute.

Vidrine is reportedly on administrative assignment pending the outcome of the investigation. A spokeswoman for the police department told that Vidrine was off duty when he allegedly arranged to meet for sex.

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