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The father of 'American Idol' superstar David Archuleta was arrested for misdemeanor soliciting a prostitute at a Utah massage parlor back in January, RadarOnline is reporting.
According to the report, James Jeffrey Archuleta (who generally goes by Jeff) pleaded "no contest" to the charges, and resolved the situation by paying a $582 fine.
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Midvale Police Department Detective Sgr. John Salazar spoke with Radar about Archuleta's arrest, saying that they received a call from a citizen about the massage parlor. The caller said that the supposedly legitimate masseuses working there weren't quite dressed appropriately, he got suspicious and notified the police. After a one day undercover operation, Salazar said "five officers, including myself, went in to shut them down."
Salazar says that at the time of the raid, only one client -- Archuleta -- was in the parlor. "He was just finishing up in suite number one. I sent two of the officers in and the male was on his stomach on the table with a masseuse in lace underwear," he says. After questioning Archuleta, Salazar says he admitted to receiving "sexual services."
Archuleta's attorney claims that his client was there strictly for a back problem, and that no sexual activity occurred.
This isn't the first time Mr. Archuleta has found himself in the headlines. During David's 'Idol' run and shortly after, several reports emerged claiming that he was overbearing and hostile towards others -- including his son. David later told TheInsider that his dad "is a great guy" and that "there isn't anything that he has done that is bad like the things that have been spoken about him."
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David Archuleta Photos

    In this image provided by Disney singer David Archuleta of Season 7 of the hit TV show "American Idol," waves to fans during the grand opening of "The American Idol Experience" attraction at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park at Walt Disney World in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Thursday Feb. 12, 2009. The new attraction lets park guests audition with a chance to appear on-stage, or vote on their favorite singing performances from the audience. (AP Photo/Gene Duncan - Disney)

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: David Archuleta, season 7 runner-up, walks on the red carpet for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios In Walt Disney World on February 12, 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: David Archuleta, season 7 runner-up, walks on the red carpet for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios In Walt Disney World on February 12, 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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    LAKE BUENA VISTA, FL - FEBRUARY 12: David Archuleta, season 7 runner-up, walks on the red carpet for the grand opening of the American Idol Experience at Disney's Hollywood Studios In Walt Disney World on February 12, 2009 in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. (Photo by Matt Stroshane/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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    WASHINGTON - JANUARY 18: Singer David Archuleta attends the Latino inaugural gala, "Celebrando El Cambio - Renewing America's Promise," at Union Station on January 18, 2009 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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    David Archuleta performs during the In-Tune concert at the Hard Rock Caf? on January 12, 2009 in New York City.

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Recording artist David Archuleta performs at the Hard Rock Cafe - Times Square on January 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Recording artist David Archuleta performs at the Hard Rock Cafe- Times Square on January 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Recording artist David Archuleta performs at the Hard Rock Cafe- Times Square on January 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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    NEW YORK - JANUARY 12: Recording artist David Archuleta performs at the Hard Rock Cafe- Times Square on January 12, 2009 in New York City. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** David Archuleta

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