North Carolina

UNC professor, girls' softball coach among 14 arrested in prostitution raid

BURLINGTON, N.C. — A North Carolina university professor and a coach for a girls' softball team are among 14 people arrested for soliciting for prostitution.

The Alamance County Sheriff's Office tells local news sources that one of the men arrested on Wednesday was Jason Fine, a professor in the department of biostatics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Also arrested was Jesse Carty, a coach for a girls' fast-pitch travel softball team in Reidsville.

The sheriff's office says in a news release that "Operation Summer Special" targeted individuals who were potential customers who wanted to pay for sex. The charges filed against the men are misdemeanors, and it wasn't known if Fine, Carty or the other 12 men had attorneys.