Temple Basketball's Wyatt Busted in A.C. Prostitution Sting

Temple star busted on 21st birthday for allegedly soliciting a prostitute who was actually an undercover cop

One of the people arrested in a two-day prostitution sting over the weekend in Atlantic City is Temple basketball star Khalif Wyatt, Atlantic City Police have confirmed to NBC10.

The arrest was first reported by CSNPhilly.com's John Gonzalez.

Wyatt, who hails from Norristown, Pa. and was in A.C. celebrating his 21st birthday, was charged with engaging in prostitution and resisting arrest after being caught allegedly soliciting an undercover officer early Sunday morning.

Per CSNPhilly:

The law enforcement official said Wyatt allegedly solicited an undercover officer posing as a prostitute and was apprehended after attempting to flee the scene.

A list of the 28 people arrested obtained by NBC10 includes Wyatt's name.

Wyatt, who is entering his senior season at Temple, averaged 17.1 points, 3.2 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.2 steals for the Owls last season.

"We have just become aware of the charges and are still gathering information at this point," said Temple Athletic Department spokesman Larry Dougherty.

More than two dozen people were arrested during the prostitution sweep in Atlantic City. Investigators say the Atlantic City Police Department’s Special Investigation Unit conducted a sweep of Pacific Avenue in which undercover female police officers posed as prostitutes.

Police say that in total, 28 people were arrested -- 23 of those arrested were charged with engaging in prostitution.

As for the remaining five, one person was arrested for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest, one for multiple municipal warrants, one for a prostitution contempt warrant, one for possession of cocaine and heroin, and finally one for possession of heroin and distribution of heroin. 

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