Professor David Flory, 68, of Fairleigh Dickinson University has an odd hobby for an academic. Flory was arrested this week in New Mexico and reportedly admitted to running a prostitution website as a hobby and said that he did not make any money off the site. Police say that Flory told them that he created a site on “GoDaddy” “for prostitutes and johns so they wouldn’t have to worry about being busted by law enforcement.”
A physics professor, he has taught at Fairleigh Dickinson since 1969 and served as director of FDU’s School of Natural Sciences. Flory has a home in New York and New Mexico. He has been charged with 40 counts of promoting prostitution after allegedly promoting prostitution through Southwest Companions, a password-protected website with 1400 members.
A grandfather, Flory was arrested while sitting at Starbucks.
He might have been better off picking civil war reenactment or wood shop as a hobby. Police are rounding up both prostitutes and johns from the site. What is interesting is that he is not running a brothel but merely facilitating prostitution. If he did not make money as claimed, it presents a novel crime.
Libertarians have long challenged the right of the government to prohibit consenting adults from having sex for money. You are allowed to have as much sex with as many people as you want so long as you do not accept or pay money. What do you think? Should prostitution be legal but heavily regulated?
Source: North Jersey