Reporting Laura Cole
SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – A Sacramento-based bail bondsman has been accused of offering to get women out of jail in exchange for sex.
Ken Waters was in no mood to talk to CBS13 or show his face Tuesday night when we approached him at the Roseville city jail, but he’s been in front of the cameras before, including in a CBS13 interview a few years ago.
CBS13 asked him “Did you solicit some of your clients for sex Mr. Waters?” as a woman tried to stop us and he tried to block our camera.
So instead of turning himself in, he took off.
State and local investigators searched his Sacramento business office Tuesday. According to the Department of Insurance, his license was revoked in 1995, but his license is currently listed as active.
El Dorado County sheriff’s detectives say this investigation started after discovering concerning phone recordings at the jail between Waters and his clients.
Investigators say Waters took advantage of multiple victims during the past year.
Stacy Correa with One Way Bail Bonds said she doesn’t know Waters but finds the allegations very disturbing.
“I’m just shocked over the charges,” she said. “It puts a bad taste in everyone’s mouth for the whole industry.”
We learned that Waters did turn himself in after we left. He is facing charges of soliciting prostitution and an illegal bail transaction.