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Saturday, January 13, 2007                                                                                       View Comments

Pastor Arrested In Prostitution Sting

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- The pastor of an Atlantic Beach church was arrested Wednesday as part of a prostitution sting.

According to police, Jerry Murrell, 28, pastor of Oceanside Church of Christ, was charged with soliciting for prositution after he approached an undercover vice officer posing as a prostitute in the 1600 block of Mayport Road.

The report said Murrell agreed to pay the woman $30 for intercourse.

The arrest report indicates that police have an audio recording of the exchange.

Murrell was booked into the Duval County jail, but posted bond and was released.