DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. -- A St. Johnsfire fighter was arrested Thursday morningin connection to a prostitution sting.

During the prostitution sting operation St. Johns fire lieutenant, Kurt Johnson was taken into custody, according to a Daytona Beach Police Official.

Johnson, 55, told the officers that he was a fire lieutenant with St. Johns County, according to the Police Official.

A report detailed that Johnson has been placed on administrative paid leave.