El Monte city manager busted in hooker ring

El Monte’s top executive is in some serious legal trouble this morning after getting busted in a prostitution ring in Pomona last night.

Jim Mussenden
, 59, is one of 30 people who were arrested by Pomona Police Department’s Vice Unit during an undercover sting operation. He was arrested on suspicion of soliciting to engage in prostitution.

Reporter Rebecca Kimitch called Mussenden this morning to give him a chance to comment on the arrest. He declined.

She’s making her rounds calling the rest of the council now.

This on the heels of a sexual harassment lawsuit that’s been filed against the El Monte Police Department by a female police officer who claims she was harassed by her sergeant. We got wind of that this morning.

Looks like its going to be a tough next couple of days for El Monte.

  • EM Resident and Employee

    not surprised this guy has always been a skirt chaser just ask any female employee at city hall

  • EM Resident and Employee

    not surprised this guy has always been a skirt chaser just ask any female employee at city hall

  • Anonymous

    Shame on you Mussenden! As embarrassing as this is for the city, I feel so sorry for your family.

    Did the police release the names of the other 29 to the press??? We might be interested in knowing who they are too.

    By the way Tribune…who gave you this information, the Pomona PD or El Monte PD?

  • anonymous

    Who cares! I think it’s hilarious. Let the man get some strange on the side. If his wife ain’t waxing it, let him find someone who will. Besides, he’s not paying her for sex, he’s paying her to leave!

  • laura gonzalez

    hes a freak anyways he likes picking up transexual prostitutes on garvey avenue all transexuals know that he pays very well for kinky sex

  • laura gonzalez

    hes a freak anyways he likes picking up transexual prostitutes on garvey avenue all transexuals know that he pays very well for kinky sex.

  • laura gonzalez

    he is a freak and loves picking up on shemale prostitutes and he is very well known because he pays very well for kinky sex.

  • Anonymous

    Dear Laura:

    Explain to me how your statements are at all important to anyone now that he is no longer city manager?