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David Archuleta's Dad Charged For Hiring Prostitue

The father of 'American Idol' runner-up David Archuleta has been charged with soliciting a massage parlor prostitute.

The charge stemmed from a raid at a Utah massage parlor in January. Police had been investigating the business for several days after patients at a nearby doctor's office complained.

Jeff Archuleta pleaded no contest, paid a $582 fine and completed a counseling class after being busted.

"Two of our detectives went back to that room to stop the activity," Police Sgt. John Salazar said at the time of the raid. "Inside they found a female masseuse and male client. At that time an interview ensued and the male client admitted to receiving sexual gratification from the masseuse."

But now it's become clear, according to court documents, that 41-year-old Jeff Archuleta was that client. Although Jeff's lawyer claims it was the first time he had been to that massage parlor, and was there only because of a 'back problem.'

David Archuleta, who was a fan favorite, lost to David Cook on the seventh season of 'Idol'.

That was the first time David's dad made news, when producers had him banned from rehearsals for his overbearing behavior, after he went against producers by altering the young singer's lyrics after he was repeatedly told not to.

June 18, 2009 |

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