Rob Fulton, former St. Paul public health director, arrested in prostitution sting

Categories: Crime, Sex
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Fulton told the PiPress the bandage on his face is from a recent skin cancer surgery.
On Monday afternoon, Rob Fulton, the former director of the St. Paul-Ramsey County Public Health Department, ensnared himself in the same trap that caught former Hill-Murray football coach (and Joe Mauer's cousin) Mark Mauer.

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Fulton, a 72-year-old Minneapolis resident, responded to an online escort ad. But after agreeing with a woman to exchange money for sex, he found out that the ad was actually placed by the St. Paul Police Department and the escort he thought he was dealing with was really an undercover cop.

According to the Star Tribune, Fulton retired from the health department in 2010 after 22 years as its head. The Pioneer Press reports that he's currently on the board of Teenwise Minnesota, an organization that works to promote adolescent sexual health, prevent adolescent pregnancy and gain support for adolescent parents.

In an interview with the PiPress, Fulton said he's "humiliated" by his arrest and "will be seeking treatment for my issues."

"It was a stupid thing to do, and I need to rebuild trust with my family, friends, and the community," he added.

Fulton, who has no previous criminal record, was cited for a gross misdemeanor count of engaging in prostitution.

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.


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14 comments
MNjoe
MNjoe

Did the cops rough the poor guy up?

Edward Bertsch
Edward Bertsch

Pot, meet the kettle. Like you, also black. Look at the back few pages of City Pages. They're the most profitable pimping operation in town.

Natalie Hagemo
Natalie Hagemo

I'm just amazed that at 72 he is still having sex.

Joshua Johnson
Joshua Johnson

The fact that law enforcement is using resources to setup and prosecute people that are voluntarily engaging in these activities is absurd. Does this reduce crime? Is everybody safer? How much $ and time did it take to charge this old man with no criminal record? Seriously, this is so wasteful...

hooligan2
hooligan2

Looks like The Most Interesting Man in the world beer guy.

Jay Robertson
Jay Robertson

really should know better - if your hooker is attractive and you can stand downwind of her, she's likely a cop.

Dean P. Cummings
Dean P. Cummings

It was the only way he could meet women with that horrible facial deformity?

Stanley
Stanley

He had skin lesions, not sure if it was cancerous or not.

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