UPDATE: Stephen 'Steve' Rhea pleaded guilty on 7/7/2016 and was sentenced to 2-years deferred, required to get a health check, a $200 fine and court costs.
7/29/2016 - OKC, OK -- A Norman man, arrested last year for soliciting prostitution from an undercover female police officer, has pleaded guilty in Oklahoma County.
Back on Dec. 8 of last year, members of the Oklahoma City Police Department’s Vice Unit were conducting a prostitution sting online – wherein they posted an ad that appeared to be authored by a local female prostitute.
According to police, Stephen “Steve” Lee Rhea, 59, replied to the faux ho’s ad and was instructed to drive to the Quality Inn & Suites located at 4200 W. Interstate 40, in south Oklahoma City.
After Rhea arrived, he knocked on the door of room #223.
After entering the room, Rhea offered $100 to the female undercover officer in exchange for oral sex.
Rhea was then arrested and booked into the Oklahoma County Jail.
On Jan. 29 of this year, Rhea was officially charged in Oklahoma County with misdemeanor offering to engage in prostitution.
On Jul. 7, Rhea pleaded guilty to the charge and the court ruled to defer sentencing for two years. Rhea was ordered to pay a $200 fine, $300 VCA and court costs. Rhea was also ordered to obtain a health check. Rhea will also be allowed a one-year review that could result in a dismissal of the charges.
Rhea listed a home address in the 2200 block of Donna Drive in Norman.
According to a Google search and Rhea’s publicly available Facebook profile, he’s single, studied at the University of Oklahoma, went to El Reno High School, has been married a couple of times, has at least three sons, may possibly work as an umpire, and is reportedly Park Director at 240 Sports Complex...
Oh, and Rhea owns the ultimate midlife crisis mobile – a new Corvette…
And of course… He considers himself a “faithful Christian.”
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