A Mills County jury has acquitted a 23-year-old Glenwood man of pimping and pandering charges. Colton Radford was found not guilty of the Class D felony charges at the conclusion of his trial last week.
Radford was charged with the crimes in March following an investigation by law enforcement officers of an alleged sex-for-cash incident they believed took place at a private residence near Pacific Junction in September 2012.
Following an investigation by the Glenwood Police Department, Mills County Sheriff’s Office and Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, Radford and a second man, Brandt Hopp of Glenwood, were accused of soliciting a female friend to have sex for money with another person. Investigators said the female had been drinking and was intoxicated to a degree that caused her to become unconscious when the third man arrived.
Hopp, 32, is charged with pandering and third-degree sexual abuse for allegedly engaging in sexual acts with the women after she became unconscious. He has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to go to trial in Mills County District Court on Aug. 27.