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Austin officer accused of hiring prostitute, paying with wife's clothing........
My wife's walk-in is so full I could do this for a year.....
Austin officer accused of hiring prostitute, paying with wife's clothing
Austin police are investigating an officer accused of repeatedly hiring a prostitute he met while investigating an assault, then paying part of her fees with trips to his wife's closet for new clothes, according to a search warrant affidavit.
Officer Scott Lando, 45, told the woman that his wife "would never miss" the clothes, including a pair of black Harley-Davidson leather boots that were still in the box, jewel-studded jeans and a yellow tank top, the affidavit said.
Lando also took the woman on shopping trips to Wal-Mart and Payless ShoeSource, paid for a meal at a restaurant on North Lamar Boulevard and allowed her to take a bath in a whirlpool tub at his Cedar Park home, the document said. The two also had encounters while Lando was on duty and in uniform, according to the affidavit.
Police officials said Lando, who has been an officer for five years and is assigned to patrol in North-Central Austin, has been placed on paid leave pending the outcome of criminal and internal affairs investigations.
Authorities searched his home late last month to verify if the woman had accurately described its interior. Investigators also took photographs of Lando's tattoos, which the affidavit said normally would be covered by clothing.
"We will leave no stone unturned to get to the truth and will take appropriate action, if any," Police Chief Art Acevedo said Wednesday.
Lando's attorney, Travis Williamson, declined to comment pending the outcome of the investigations. He said his client, who is prohibited from talking about the case by department officials, has been questioned by investigators.
According to the affidavit, detectives went to the Travis County Jail in June to interview a woman who had been arrested the night before on prostitution charges. She told them that another woman she knew was "doing tricks" with Lando.
Investigators interviewed that woman at a prison in Burnet, where she told them that she had sex with Lando several times from June to September 2006.
The woman told detectives she first met Lando after calling police to report that she had been assaulted, although the affidavit said investigators never found a police report for the assault.
The document said Lando told the woman that he wanted to have sex with her, and that she told him "that it was going to cost him." He paid her $70, the affidavit said.
The woman told police that Lando drove her in his patrol car to a construction site, where they had sex.
The last time they met, the affidavit said, Lando drove her to his house. She described the home in detail to police, including the fact that it was being remodeled.
Police said in the affidavit that on a preliminary visit to Lando's house, they noticed several things that appeared as the woman described.
They also met with Lando's wife, who told them that she was missing items from her closet but assumed they had been taken by "a neighborhood kid." named Mlfun..........