Sometimes police departments have to improvise to catch a criminal, even if the sting operation is conducted in a prison. After receiving a complaint from a female inmate who performing sexual favors for her supposed attorney, the Oklahoma City police department set up a sting which involved listening to the female inmate during a counsel session with an attorney who thought the inmate did not realize the truth about the fact that he was not her legal counsel.
Indeed, that had been the circumstance in four previous meetings in which the female inmate used a sex toy on herself during the assumed private session while the attorney watched. The attorney, 70 year-old Frank Kirk, had requested the performance on all four previous occasions never revealing to the inmate that he was not her attorney. When the jail officers notified her that she was being represented by the public defender’s office she immediately filed the complaint, prompting the trap.
During the recorded meeting that resulted in the arrest of Kirk for promoting contraband in the jail the attorney actually made a sexual advance toward the inmate, obviously thinking no one was listening. Once the female inmate said the code words “my pants are too tight,” police officers moved in and made the arrest. The prior incidents had occurred over a three-month period and no reports from other former duly-represented inmates were mentioned. Once Kirk was arrested, all incidents were addressed in the charges.
Kirk was charged with five counts of offering to engage in lewd acts, all of which are misdemeanors, and one felony count for possession of a cellphone in a penal institution. The female inmate stated she complied with the attorney’s request because she thought she would get free legal representation from Kirk, according to local Oklahoma City television station Fox 25. She may still get free legal representation, but her legal team will surely not include Frank Kirk. Kirk could not be reached for comment following the arrest.
Attorney Patrick Donovan is a former prosecutor and criminal defense attorney in Massachusetts. Attorney Donovan has successfully represented thousands of clients against felony and misdemeanor charges.