University of Miami School of Law Professer Accused of Trying to Hire Prostitute -- Again

Police say Donald Marvin Jones tried to hire a prostitute just a few years after a previous solicitation charge made national headlines

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    A prominent University of Miami School of Law professor who specializes in criminal procedure has been charged with trying to hire a prostitute -- again.

    A misdemeanor charged of purchasing services from a prostitute was filed Monday against Donald Marvin Jones, 59.

    Jones was previously charged with misdemeanor solicitation of a prostitute after allegedly offering an undercover officer $20 for sex from his Mercedes SL500 in October 2007.

    That case that gained widespread attentioned when he sued the legal blog Above the Law for defamation after he was named the site's 'Lawyer of the Day' and dubbed "The Nutty Professor" in an ensuing post.

    Jones voluntarily dismissed his $22 million lawsuit a week after filing. Charges in the 2007 case were quietly dropped.

    The details of this week's arrest were not immediately available, but UM officials confirmed the charges.

    “The University of Miami is aware of the situation concerning UM School of Law Professor Donald M. Jones," said school spokesperson Karla Hernandez in a statement to NBCMiami. "It is our policy not to comment on personnel matters and will be unable to issue any further statement at this time.”

    According to his university bio, Jones has appeared on PBS’ 'Frontline', CNN’s 'Burden of Proof', 'The O’Reilly Factor', and Michael Putney’s 'The Week in Review.'

    In 2005, he published the book 'Race, Sex, and Suspicion: The Myth of the Black Male.'

    Jones did not answer a phone call requesting comment.