TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A Terre Haute firefighter appeared in court Monday for allegedlyhiring prostitutes. The prostitution scheme has resulted in threepeople facing charges.
Police said Terre Haute Firefighter Michael Odum was at the 6thAvenue Gentlemen's Club Friday night when he allegedly talked aboutbuying sex from two women, Denise Owsley and Connie Hiland.Officials said Odum and the two women then went to the Travel LodgeMotel.
At one point, there was a disagreement about paying the women.Two men then entered the room and started beating Odum.
Police said Odum left the motel and called to reported arobbery of $100, but then Odum tried to hide from police.
Officials later found him and the two women. Owsleyadmitted to trying to sell sex to Odum. Owsley and Hiland arefacing charges of prostitution and robbery.
Odum appeared in City Court for a misdemeanor charge ofpatronizing a prostitute.
As for Odum's future with the Terre Haute Fire Department, FireChief Jeff Fisher said he has no comment at this time.
News 10 also placed a call with the 6th Avenue to see if the twowomen are affiliated with the club, but was not able to get intouch with anyone.
To read the court documents, clickhere. Some of this information is graphic.
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