Elderly man charged with soliciting prostitutes is in Rock County Court

An elderly man accused of hiring women for sex waives his preliminary hearing in Rock County Court.

88-year-old Robert L. Patterson, 88 stood mute to the charges of soliciting prostitutes and keeping a place of prostitution and the court entered not-guilty pleas on his behalf.

Police say that for decades Patterson took nude photos of women for money, and also paid some of them for sexual favors. In some cases Patterson would seek the women out after learning in the local news that they had been fined for crimes.

Patterson was arrest in January after police investigating a burglary learned from neighbors that there was something fishy happening at Patterson's storage facility.