ATLANTA (WAOK)-A Gwinnett County Police Department spokesman resigned before being terminated Tuesday after being charged with soliciting a prostitute in Barrow County. Jud Smith, county sheriff, said Cpl. Brian Kelly responded to an ad placed by an undercover Barrow County investigator who was posing as a prostitute.

According to the sheriff’s office, Kelly arrived at a motel attempting to pay for a prostitution-related service and was arrested. After being arrested, Kelly never identified himself as a police officer, nor did he report his arrest to his supervisor.

Kelly, also, admitted to sending inappropriate photos of himself while in the office to a female intelligence analyst, Ja’net Sirles. Sirles also claimed to have had sex with Kelly while he was in uniform, which he denies. Kelly was suspended for 80 hours and removed from the public information officer position.

Kelly was hired in 2003 and had never been accused of misconduct before this incident.


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