Man arrested as part of prostitution sting pleads guilty

A man arrested during an undercover prostitution sting earlier this year pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree promoting prostitution.

Clifford Earl Godbey, 29, was sentenced in Pierce County Superior Court to four months in jail, the low end of his sentencing range, which went up to a year.

Prosecutors recommended the low end as part of plea negotiations.

Godbey was one of 19 arrested during the sting, which happened in May.

Multiple law enforcement agencies had detectives pose as customers to set up meetings with alleged prostitutes, and Godbey was accused of driving one to a sting “date.”

Defense attorney Jane Spencer declined to comment on Godbey’s behalf, except to confirm the plea and sentence.

Alexis Krell: 253-597-8268, @amkrell