He pled because he made a judgment that was the best way out for him. His problem was not the criminal liability which might attach even for solicitation, his problem was the loss of his Senate seat which would ensue in the wake of notoriety. That is why he pled. And that is why he chose to plead to an ordinance which had nothing to do with homosexuality.
This is the problem with this case and with our approach in the law to these matters.
You have a good deal of faith in this individual. You should angle you’re intelligence towards more fruitful areas IMO.