Father Of ‘American Idol's' David Archuleta Charged In Alleged Prostitute Sting

Jeff Archuleta, the father of "American Idol" Season 7 runner-up David, was charged with alleged solicitation of a prostitute back in January, according to a new report from KSTU FOX 13 News, in Utah.

According to KSTU, police in Midvale, Utah, raided a massage parlor over business licenses issues on January 14. During the raid, they claim one client was receiving prostitution services – James Jeffrey Archuleta, 47.

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The station reports the "Idol" dad was cited with a misdemeanor of soliciting prostitution. He pled no contest and was fined $582.

An attorney for Jeff Archuleta, Eric Bauer, told the station that the singer's dad did not have sexual contact with the masseuse. He added that the 47-year-old was a first timer at the massage parlor, which he went into for a back problem.

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A rep for Archuleta was not immediately available for comment at press time.

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