D.C. Council candidate arrested in prostitution sting

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Local,Capital Land,DC,Liz Farmer

D.C. Council candidate Kevin B. Chavous was arrested early Friday morning, his campaign has confirmed.

Chavous, the son of former Ward 7 Councilman Kevin P. Chavous, was arrested and charged with "soliciting prostitution," police public information officer Tisha Gant told the Washington Examiner. Chavous was arrested on K Street, Northeast near the intersection of North Capital Street at 12:06 this morning.

Chavous spokesman Lamont Harrell told the Washington Post Chavous was arrested in a prostitution sting operation. He did not immediately return a phone call for further comment. Gant said she did not immediately have information on any other arrests made at that time and location.

In a statement, Chavous said he denies the charges and is working with an attorney.

Chavous is running against Democratic incumbent Yvette Alexander for her Ward 7 council seat.

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