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January 30, 2019: Long Beach Man Pleads to Soliciting Prostitution

Paul Eakins, Public Information Officer
(213) 257-2000

A Long Beach man pleaded no contest today to one misdemeanor count of soliciting prostitution, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Todd A. Lewitt, 51, a former police officer with the Hermosa Beach Police Department, was immediately sentenced to three years of summary probation by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Deborah S. Brazil.

Lewitt also is required to attend 52 sex offender counseling sessions and is subject to search and seizure conditions, including electronic data and devices, under the terms of the negotiated plea agreement.

Lewitt made contact on a dating website with a supposed 16-year-old girl in order to have sexual intercourse with her on July 26, prosecutors said. The girl was really an undercover deputy with the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Human Trafficking Bureau.

Deputy District Attorney Angela Brunson of the Cyber Crime Division prosecuted case BA470447.

LASD’s Human Trafficking Bureau investigated the case.