Doctor pleads guilty to hiring prostitute

June 9, 2008 6:36:19 PM PDT
A Johnston County doctor admits being a client of a high-end escort service based in Charlotte.

Doctor Kenneth Friedman pleaded guilty Monday to hiring a prostitute.

The Clayton cardiologist is the first so-called "John" prosecuted in connection with a queen-city prostitution ring.

Friedman faces up to five years in prison.

The court did not set a date for his sentencing.