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South Carolina Mayor Charged in Prostitution Case

9:23 AM, Apr 19, 2013   |    comments
Ernest B. Moore Jr.
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UNION, S.C. (AP) - The mayor of the Union County town of Jonesville has been arrested and charged with soliciting for prostitution.
 
A sheriff's statement says Ernest B. Moore Jr. was arrested by deputies Thursday.
 
The statement from the sheriff's office says an undercover operative advised officers of a meeting arranged with Moore. The statement says officers set up audio and video equipment to record the meeting.
 
Investigators say Moore was arrested after he offered to pay for a sex act.
 
Moore has been mayor since 2008.
 
It was not clear if he has an attorney.

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