LMPD Detective charged with solicitation of prostitution, official misconduct

Learning more about LMPD officer charged

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- An investigation by LMPD's Public Integrity Unit led to criminal charges against LMPD detective Dustin Henke. 

Henke is charged with official misconduct 1st degree and 3 counts of solicitation of prostitution. 

According to this summons, Henke is accused of meeting with different escorts between November of 2015 and April of 2016. 

The complaint says that Henke contacted one of those escorts through Backpage.com and met with the escort multiple times in both Charlie Vettiner Park and Long Run park during different parts of the day. The complaint says quote: "During two of the meetings, deft engaged in sexual conduct with the escort in exchange for cash."

The complaint says Henke has been an LMPD officer since 2009 and was a detective at the time of these incidents.

LMPD has not yet released information in Henke's personnel file, but according to their July Personnel Action report, he received a commendation award earlier this year for remarkable teamwork throughout the month of January in helping disrupt narcotic trafficking networks throughout the city. 

Below is text from the compliant:

"...states that during 11/1/2015 thru 4/30/2016 in JEFFERSON County, Kentucky, the above-named defendant unlawfully: on or between the above dates, deft met with an escort multiple times and engaged in sexual conduct with the escort in exchange for cash. On or about 3/19/2016, deft contacted a different escort from Backpage.com and met with the escort multiple times over the next several days. These meetings occurred in both Charlie Vettiner Park and Long Run Park and occurred during different times of the day. During two of the meetings, deft engaged in sexual conduct with the escort in exchange for cash. Deft has been a sworn officer with Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) since 2009 and was a detective at the time of these incidents. On or about 3/22/2016, deft provided another detective's department phone number to an escort. The escort was an individual he had met with previously and was planning to meet with again in the near future. Deft warned the individual not to answer calls from that number with the intent to confer to her the benefit of avoiding arrest and to hinder LMPD's investigation. Deft was aware of the other detective's phone number and investigation due to deft's position with LMPD."

 


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