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.