Phoenix Cop Sheldon Czegledi Leaves $5 Deposit For Sex With Texas Hooker -- Who Was Actually an Undercover Cop

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Phoenix cop Sheldon Czegledi left a $5 deposit for sex with a woman he believed to be a Texas hooker. The hooker turned out to be an undercover cop.
If $45 for sex with a Texas hooker seems like a deal that's too good to be true, that's because it probably is -- she could turn out to be a cop.

Just ask Phoenix police officer Sheldon Czegledi, who got popped in El Paso last week for trying to cash in on the aforementioned (gulp) bargain.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office last week launched a four-day "prostitution sting operation" in the central part of the city. The result: 15 arrests, including Czegledi, who on Friday allegedly left a $5 deposit for sex with a woman he believed to be a Texas hooker.

The "hooker," as is often the case, turned out to be an undercover female cop.

Phoenix Sergeant Steve Martos tells New Times Czegledi is a patrol officer in the Central City Precinct. He's been on the force for 14 years.

On Friday, Czegledi was in front of an El Paso hotel where he approached a woman he believed to be a hooker.

As Czegledi and the faux-hooker chatted in the parking lot of the hotel, they reached an agreement: $45 for sexual intercourse.

Czegledi, court records show, then left a $5 deposit with the woman, telling her he would return to collect on the sex.

Czegledi never received his $45 worth of sex, though -- instead, he was arrested. He was booked on suspicion of soliciting prostitution.

Martos says Czegledi remains on active duty as the Phoenix Police Department conducts an administrative investigation. He's been moved into a "non-enforcement position," rather than being placed on paid administrative leave.

Keeping Czegledi on duty, Phoenix Sergeant Tommy Thompson adds, will allow the PPD to "utilize him for the pay he's making."

In other words, if he were placed on paid leave, the PPD would have to pay this guy anyway -- so they might as well bore him to tears with a little desk duty as the investigation is carried out.

It's unclear whether Czegledi got back his $5 deposit -- although, our guess is the answer's no.


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Ateo
Ateo

Wow, why didn't this make mainstream Phoenix TV news?

Ryan S
Ryan S

"...(gulp) bargain" indeed

Henry Potter
Henry Potter

I'm not certain there's a whore in El Paso actually worth $45......

123
123

This is in retaliation to PHX arresting an El Paso officer for DUI! He prob told the broad to get herself some food!

Anon
Anon

Like law enforcement has nothing better to do except sting operations and entrapment. Is this how a "police state" operates?

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

Sooooooo....... this guy is off duty, out of state, makes a deal with someone he thinks is a hooker, and he's reassigned during the investigation.

Off. Gordon was put on paid admin leave for many months, some of them during a time when he should have been on sick leave or personal leave for the hand injury that occurred while he was on admin leave, not working. Gordon was sustained on policy violations for having sexual contact while on duty, a number of times, as well as other violations, and got four days off without pay.

I think I sense some disparity here....

Mistalee
Mistalee

Yes, the moral is, if you're going to have clandestine relations, it's best if you also have relations at City Hall.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

I wonder if that pro-law traitor Mark Spencer of the abhorrant PLEA will step in to defend this po-po? After all, that corrupt law dawg is known to side with cops who commit crimes and ends up on the wrong end of the law. Besides, this guy is a White cop, the kind that Mark Spencer prefers in his defense.

Tommy Collins
Tommy Collins

If the guy is a member of PLEA, then yes. If he is a member of the local FOP, then no, Spencer couldn't care less.

Johnny Skee Mask
Johnny Skee Mask

I never thought about FCP. But in any case, you're right. My bad.

Since this guy is into cheap street whores, my best bet is that this guy might also be HIV positive. Of course, Mark Spencer could careless. As with most of us.

Mistalee
Mistalee

Who knew you could put a down-payment on a hooker? Gives a whole new meaning to "layaway."

Bnbk
Bnbk

That was funny.

Eleanor
Eleanor

Mistalee, that is damn funny.

julie1310
julie1310

there is no proof of an agreement of 45 $ for sex. Where do you media people get this information

Jason
Jason

Um, it's called a tip. And by law, the journalist cannot divulge the name of the person who gives said tip.

Clontarf
Clontarf

Five bucks, eh?  Says volumes about Texas women!

punkin003
punkin003

Speaking as a Texas woman, I'm just sure you're a "treasure".  Please read as much sarcasm as you can into that!

Eleanor
Eleanor

It's kinda hard to follow up with too much discipline when Mayor Gordon's son gets busted for having sex on duty and they don't do shit to him.

Jason
Jason

Yet another fine example of police corruption in this state.

We have the MCSO, headed up by the Flaccid Fool. The office is as corrupt as the day is long.

Then we have the Bald Bunion of Pinal County, who spent $53,000 in RICO funds to take 25 of his mento St. Louis, MO to receive an "award."  This same office also claimed that former PCSO Deputy Louie Puroll was shot at in a gun battle with criminal illegal smugglers. This same office also whitewashed the Blimpie/Black/Fox investigation.

On top of all that, the Phoenix PD just suffered a huge hit when it was discovered that Mayor Phil's son was receiving oral sex while in uniform. This latest blow to the Phoenix PD will undoubtedly result in a major shakeup at the department.

Johnnyontheblock
Johnnyontheblock

All assholes

Jason
Jason

Right you are Johnny. I don't think any Arizonan that has a brain hemisphere can trust the cops here. Hell, even DPS had a big scandal when its director, Robert Halliday, was accused of punching a citizen in the face.

shadeaux14
shadeaux14

Hell yes keep him on active duty and partner him up with Gordon's son.

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