Yukon Police Dispatcher Arrested in large OKC Prostitution Sting Last Week


5/11/2016 - OKC, OK -- A Yukon police dispatcher was arrested last week in Oklahoma City for soliciting prostitution.

34-year-old Ali Razavi was taken into custody last Tuesday around 4:40 p.m.

According to court records, Razavi responded to a faux prostitution add posted to Backpage.com by undercover officers with the Oklahoma City Police Department's Vice Unit.

Razavi was instructed to come to room #103 at the Biltmore Hotel, near I-40 and S. Meridian Ave.

Once there, Razavi met with the female undercover officer and reportedly asked the officer for oral sex in exchange for $80.

Razavi was then placed under arrest and transported to the Oklahoma County Jail.

While being interviewed and processed, it was revealed that Razavi was currently emplyed as a police dispatcher with the city of Yukon.

Yukon's Police Chief, John Corn, sent the following statement to KFOR NewsChannel 4:

We are disappointed to learn that one of our dispatchers from the Yukon Police Department, Ali Razavi, has been arrested by the Oklahoma City Police Department. We are collecting the arrest report and booking information from Oklahoma City and Oklahoma County. Once that information is obtained, we will take the appropriate personnel actions.

It has been reported that Razavi is now no longer employed by the City of Yukon.

Razavi's attorney also reportedly provided a statement to KFOR NewsChannel 4:

Although I have just been retained and therefore am unable to fully comment on the evidence, it appears that this situation was a misunderstanding. It should also be noted that Mr. Razavi is innocent until proven guilty, and we look forward to clearing his name at the appropriate time.

Prior to working for the City of Yukon, Razavi reportedly worked as a police dispatcher in Bethany.

Razavi is facing a misdemeanor charge of offering to engage in prostitution.

No other criminal record for Razavi could be found.

Razavi gave a home address in the 3200 block of W. Britton Rd. in NW OKC.

Five other individuals were also arrested on Tuesday night's sting - which was day one of a four-day sting that netted over two dozen 'Johns', pimps and prostitutes.

You can see all of those arrested in JohnTV's Weekly Arrest Wrap-Up.

JohnTV will continue to follow this case.

UPDATE: Jun. 22, 2016 - Ali Razavi was formally charged in Oklahoma County with one count of misdemeanor offering to engage in prostitution.