Dec 17, 2013 4:59 PM by MTN News - Missoula
MISSOULA - A Spokane man pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to several prostitution related charges - including tampering with a witnesses, after he was accused of running a prostitution business in Missoula and Kalispell.
Clifton Ray Oliver, who was arrested in February of 2012, faces a maximum penalty of 260 years in the Montana State Prison.
The arrest was made after a hotel employee reported that Oliver had checked into the hotel 11 times in the past few months with scantily dressed women.
A Missoula police officer arrested Oliver and a girl during an undercover prostitution sting. Prosecutors say he has prior convictions for similar crimes.