UPDATED (11:10 A.M.): Judge Dimisses Case Against Former EMU Administrator


Posted: March 29, 2016

A Rockingham County judge dismissed the case against a former Eastern Mennonite University administrator accused of soliciting an undercover police officer for sex.

Luke Hartman, 46, of Harrisonburg, was one of 10 people charged on Jan. 8 with misdemeanor solicitation of prostitution by the Harrisonburg Police Department.

During trial today in Rockingham County General District Court, Judge William Eldridge said there wasn’t enough evidence.

“There is not a specific act that was elicited by Mr. Hartman,” said Eldridge. “I follow the law no matter what. The law is the law.”

During the case, an undercover police officer testified that she had two phone calls with Hartman before he arrived at a city hotel.

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