87-Year-Old Man Will Not Be Prosecuted For Alleged Solicitation of Prostitute

Prosecutors in Grand Rapids, Michigan have elected not to prosecute a man after allegedly soliciting an undercover cop posing as a prostitute.

According to MLive.com Howard Arthur Klein, was cited for solicitation back in June. At the time, he was not booked into the Kent County Jail because of his age.

At the time, Klein had claimed he believed the woman was an acquaintance he knew from from church.

"What would be the purpose in prosecuting him?" Kent County Prosecutor William Forsyth asked MLive.com Tuesday, "He wouldn't and shouldn't go to jail and 87 years without involvement in the criminal justice system has, in my opinion, earned him a pass."

Four others were arrested during the sting. Klein could have faced a maximum of roughly three months in jail had he been convicted.

Prosecutor Forsyth told MLive, he was told Mr. Klein struggles with dementia to "some degree."