David Archuleta's Dad Charged with Soliciting Prostitute


Jun. 18 2009, Published 6:12 a.m. ET

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There's some scandalous news surrounding the father of cutie-pie pop star David Archuleta after it's come to light that the singer's father was arrested during a raid at a Utah massage parlor in January.

According to, Jeff Archuleta was charged with allegedly soliciting a prostitute on Jan. 14 in Midvale, Utah, after local cops busted a massage parlor and discovered David's dad getting some extra special service from one of the employees.

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Though the elder Archuleta claims it was the first time he'd been to that massage parlor, and that he only went there because of a back problem, he nonetheless pled no contest to charges of soliciting prostitution, a Class B misdemeanor, and was fined $582.

This isn't the first time David's dad has been the center of controversy. During the singer's run on American Idol, producers had Jeff banned from rehearsals for his overbearing behavior.


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