eben jordan

Eben Jordan

ATTLEBORO — The last of three suspected “johns” arrested last January in a Norton prostitution sting was placed on pretrial probation Wednesday.

Eben Jordan, 35, of New Bedford, was placed on probation for three months following his arraignment in Attleboro District Court. The case will be dismissed if he avoids further trouble with the law.

Jordan, who represented himself, also forfeited $50 seized by police when he was arrested Jan. 12 at the Extended Stay of America hotel at 280 South Washington St. in Norton.

Jordan was one of three men who allegedly answered online ads placed by police and agreed in text messages with an undercover police officer to pay $50 or $60 for sex at the hotel, according to police. The motel management cooperated with the investigation.

The cases of the two other men were disposed of earlier.

Michael Hocheiser, 38, a Holliston native who was living in a Taunton sober house, pleaded guilty on Feb. 26. He forfeited $72 and was sentenced to 30 days in jail, which he had already served awaiting trial. At the time of his arrest, he was wanted on charges in an unrelated 2017 case and was kept in custody, according to court records.

The other defendant, James Blandino, 37, of East Bridgewater, was placed on pretrial probation on Feb. 13 and was ordered to perform eight hours of community service. He also forfeited $2,119 cash, according to court records.

David Linton may be reached at 508-236-0338.

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