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      Jonesville mayor charged with soliciting for prostitution

      The mayor of the Union County town of Jonesville has been arrested and charged with soliciting for prostitution.


      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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