College president 'prostitution' site ruled legal

This booking June 2011 photo provided by Albuquerque Police shows former UNM president F. Chris Garcia, Albuquerque, NM. Garcia is accused of helping run an online prostitution ring. A spokeswoman for District Attorney Kari Brandenburg said Thursday, June 7, 2012, they anticipate going before jurors soon. She declined to elaborate. Charges were initially dismissed after Albuquerque police arrested Garcia and professor David Flory, who teaches physics at a private New Jersey school, in June 2011. Authorities say both are suspected of overseeing a prostitution website called Southwest Companions. (AP Photo/Albuquerque Police)

June 20, 2012 5:24:11 PM PDT
A website that authorities say two aging professors used to run a multistate prostitution ring is legal, a state judge has ruled, highlighting the difficulties that prosecutors face in using decades-old laws to combat a modern phenomenon.