Stillwater News Press

December 10, 2013

National band fraternity and sorority director charged

By Megan Sando
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — A Stillwater-based national marching band fraternity and sorority executive director who has been placed on a paid leave of absence appeared in court Tuesday for misdemeanor charges relating to law enforcement's two-day prostitution sting in November.

Alan Bonner, 66, was arrested on Nov. 7 by undercover agents from the Stillwater Police Department, Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and assisting agencies.

Bonner is charged with soliciting prostitution and appeared at the Payne County Courthouse. Court records show he posted $1,000 bail on Nov. 9.  

Bonner is accused of making an appointment via telephone with an undercover agent to engage in sexual intercourse for money and placing $100 on a desk at a Stillwater hotel room.

Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma made a decision to put the retired Air Force lieutenant colonel on leave pending the outcome.

The organizations "expect to cooperate fully with all aspects of any upcoming investigations," according to a statement.

If convicted, Bonner  may be jailed for up to one year and fined up to $2,500, or both, and may be required to serve up to 80 hours of community service.