Former Bakersfield cop pleads no contest to having sex with prostitutes

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. (KBAK/KBFX) — A former Bakersfield police officer will spend about a month in jail for soliciting prostitutes.

Albert Smith Jr. resigned in February 2011 after the department launched its investigation on allegations he had sex with prostitutes both on duty and off duty. Some sex acts allegedly took place in Smith's patrol car.

Smith was assigned to a beat along Union Avenue, an area known for prostitution activity.

Friday, Smith pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of disorderly conduct relating to prostitution. Six other misdemeanor counts were dismissed as part of the plea deal, according to court records.

Smith was sentenced to 30 days in jail with credit for one day already served. He was also placed on summary probation for three years.