Jeff Archuleta, the notorious stage dad of American Idol Season 7 runner-up David Archuleta, was charged with solicitating a prostitute in a massage parlor bust earlier this year, according to a new report from KSTU FOX 13 News, in the family’s homestate of Utah.
According to KSTU, last January, police in Midvale, Utah, raided a massage parlor over business licenses issues on January 14. During the raid, they claim David’s 47-year-old dad, James Jeffrey Archuleta, was caught receiving “prostitution services.”
Eric Bauer, the Archuletas’ attorney, says David’s dad did not have sexual contact with the masseuse. He claims the father of five was visiting the massage parlor for the first time, which he went into for a back problem.
Jeff was slapped with a charge of misdemeanor soliciting prostitution. He pled no contest and was fined $582.