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LMPD detective facing prostitution allegation pleads not guilty

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A not guilty plea has been entered on behalf of the Louisville Metro Police detective accused of soliciting a prostitute.

Dustin Henke's attorney entered the plea in court for him Tuesday morning.

Henke is charged with solicitation to prostitution and official misconduct. 

According to the criminal summons, the incidents took place between Nov. 1, 2015 and April 30, 2016. Police say that during that time, Henke engaged in sexual conduct with a prostitute several times.

He allegedly contacted a second escort online on March 19, 2016, and met with her several times over the following days, both in Charlie Vettiner Park and Long Run Park. During two of those meetings, Henke allegedly engaged in sexual conduct with the escort.

On March 22, Henke allegedly gave a prostitute the phone number of another LMPD detective, warning her not to answer calls from that number. Police say that move was an effort to keep her from being arrested and to hinder the investigation.

Last week, a criminal summons was issued for Henke. He is charged with official misconduct and soliciting prostitution. Henke has been served the summons, placed on administrative reassignment and his police powers have been suspended, pending the outcome of the case.

Henke is on administrative leave.

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