Officer Champman of Galveston PD gets busted for helping out prostitutes

Officer James Roland Champman of Galveston PD had been running prostitutes to crack houses and financing their drug habits. He was arrested on three charges of prostitution and could face up to 2 years in jail.

Sept. 14, 2007, 11:02PM
Officer arrested in prostitution

GALVESTON — A Port of Galveston police officer accused of driving prostitutes to crack houses and financing their drug purchases posted bond Friday after his arrest on three charges of prostitution.

Police arrested James Roland Chapman, 53, at his apartment Wednesday and his bail was set at $7,500 for each charge, said Sgt. Gilbert Gomez, commander of the vice and narcotics division.

If convicted, Chapman could be sentenced to up to two years in jail and lose his peace officer’s license, Gomez said.

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