Neil Parliament. (Photo: Union County Sheriff's Office)
HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - A day after details of an alleged prostitution scandal surfaced, Garland County Deputy Neil Parliment resigned from his duty.
Lt. James Martin announced in a press statement Thursday evening that the Sheriff's Office had received a letter of resignation from Parliament earlier in the day. Martin said the agency would not provide any statements relating to the case due to it being an active criminal investigation.
Parliment is accused of hiring a 17-year-old female prostitute from Memphis to travel to Hot Springs for her services. He also reportedly recruited multiple other clients for the woman to meet up with while she was in town.
If convicted of the federal charge against him, Enticing a Person Across State Lines for Prostitution, Parliment faces a maximum penalty of 20 years in prison.