Glen Melvin Little (Source: Shoreline Newsletter)
Glen Melvin Little (Source: Shoreline Newsletter)

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - The commanding officer of the Naval Weapons Station in North Charleston was arrested Tuesday morning after being caught in a prostitution sting by the North Charleston Police Department.

Capt. Glen Melvin Little, 55, was arrested and charged with solicitation of prostitution.

According to the North Charleston police report, Little approached an undercover officer posing as a street-level prostitute the morning of Jan. 26 after circling the lot she was patrolling several times.

When Little approached the undercover officer, the report stated, he asked her if she needed a ride to which she said she did not. She told Little she was working and asked him if he was interested in some "business."

According to the report, Little asked the undercover officer several times if she was a cop and then confirmed he was interested in "business." Little told the officer he wanted oral sex and, when asked, said he was willing to pay $20 for the sex act.

Little invited her into his vehicle and she directed him to the rear of the building where officers were waiting to make the arrest. Little was detained at the North Charleston Police holding facility until his bond hearing.

According to the NWS Public Affairs Officer Scott Bassett, Little was temporarily reassigned to commander in the Navy's Southeast Region in Jacksonville, Florida, pending the results of the inquiry.

Little has been stationed at the Naval Weapons Station since August, 2008. Just this month he took over as Deputy Commander of the new Joint Base Charleston, a merger between the NWS and the Charleston Air Force Base.

Gary Martin, the Executive Officer at NWS, has taken temporary command of the base.

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