UPDATE: 2/2/208 - Hugh Spector officially filed for an expungement on Jan. 26, 2018.
1/16/2018 - OKC, OK -- An Oklahoma City man, who fancies himself a music producer, graffiti artist and vintage video game enthusiast, recently pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution - his slap on the wrist sentence allows for a quick expungement and do-over under relatively new Oklahoma law.
JohnTV first reported on 25-year-old Hugh Owings Spector back in July of 2016 - soon after his arrest.
According to court records, Spector responded to a prostitution ad appearing on Backpage.com on July 6. Unfortunately for horny little Spector, the ad was actually posted by an undercover Oklahoma City Vice officer posing as a prostitute.
Spector and the faux hoe exchanged text messages and Spector was directed to go to room #201 at the Motel 6 located on S. Meridian Ave. in OKC.
Spector showed up at 11 p.m. and "agreed to pay [the undercover officer] $120 in exchange for oral sex and sexual intercourse."
Spector was arrested at the scene and booked into the Oklahoma County jail. Spector was released a short time later after posting a $500 bond.
Spector was formally charged on July 26, 2016.
Spector was arrested again on Nov. 1, 2017 after a warrant was issued for his arrest on Oc.t 17, 2017 for "failure to appear for disposition docket."
Spector was released (again) after posting a new $1,000 bond.
In Oct. of 2017, Spector (seeing an article about him on JohnTV.com) reached out and sent us a series of messages via Facebook. In his last message to JohnTV, Spector expressed that "...this is the lowest point in my life and I'm going to pay my debt to society."
On Nov. 30, 2017 Spector once again stood before a Oklahoma County judge. However, this time Spector changed his previous 'not guilty' plea to 'guilty.'
Spector was sentenced to pay a $300 fine, $300 VCA and court costs.
What Spector WAS NOT sentenced to was any probation.
This marks a departure from how most misdemeanor prostitution charges end and is a result of relatively new Oklahoma expungement laws.
In then past, virtually all alleged 'Johns' would eventually plead guilty and receive a deferred sentence of one to five years, plus fines up to $1,000 and costs.
A deferred sentence is like a probationary period and does not count as a conviction if completed successfully. As long as the alleged 'John' doesn't get into anymore trouble he can file to have his criminal record expunged or erased from the publicly accessible record at some point in the future.
That law recently changed. Under the new law; as long as the alleged "John" is convicted of a misdemeanor, has no prior felony record, has no pending charges and the fine given is $500 or less, then the alleged "John" can literally file for an expungement immediately.
Despite Spector's apparent eligibility for an immediate expungement, JohnTV could find no record that he has made such a request to the courts.
Spector lists his home address as a small apartment complex in the 2700 block of N. Robinson Ave., just north of downtown OKC.
Spector, who attended Oklahoma State University, has been featured twice previously in the Stillwater News Press. In 2009 stwnewspress.com posted an article featuring Spector entitled "City man pursues music in Boston." In Jan of 2011 they posted another article entitled "Stilly Studio: Stillwater High School alum Hugh Spector."