Suburban man arrested for soliciting prostitute on his honeymoon
BY JON SEIDEL AND STEFANO ESPOSITO Staff Reporters May 15, 2013 10:43AM
Mohammed U. Ahmed
Updated: June 18, 2013 7:17AM
The wife of a northwest suburban man who reported him missing on their Florida honeymoon learned he was safe — and arrested for allegedly soliciting a prostitute.
The wife of Mohammed U. Ahmed, 21, of Lincolnwood, reported him missing last week to the Orange County, Fla., Sheriff’s Department when he did not return to their hotel, a sheriff’s department spokeswoman said. The wife then was notified he had been arrested in nearby Polk County.
After his arrest, Ahmed told a police officer he was on his honeymoon and contacted the undercover detective after he found her ad on backpage.com, according to police reports. He told her he was “horny” and offered her $100 for sexual intercourse, police said.
Police said Ahmed admitted it was the second time he has used backpage.com to find women and meet them for sex.
An officer also found a small, partially burnt marijuana cigarette on Ahmed inside a cigarette box, according to the report. Police said he admitted buying it from someone he met at his hotel.
He was charged with offering, committing or engaging in lewdness and possession of drugs and drug paraphernalia.
Ahmed could not immediately be reached for comment.