UConn law professor charged in prostitution sting

SOUTHINGTON, Conn. (AP) _ A University of Connecticut law professor was among six men arrested on charges of patronizing a prostitute.

Ronald Murphy of Farmington was arrested Friday at a Southington motel.

Police say he also was charged with interfering with police after he tried to flee.

UConn says he’s on paid leave and his access to the law school campus has been restricted.

Following complaints, police have been cracking down at local motels. Murphy was arrested as part of the second sting operation.

Murphy did not return a phone call from the newspaper and it wasn’t known Monday if he’s represented by a lawyer.

He won a landmark $4 million verdict in 2009 in a lawsuit under state dram shop laws against a Plainville bar accused of continuing to serve an intoxicated man who later killed someone while driving.

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