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PEORIA, Ill. (AP) — A Peoria City Council member faces preliminary charges of paying for sex with an 18-year-old Iowa woman.

Peoria County State’s Attorney Kevin Lyons told The (Peoria) Journal Star Peoria that 43-year-old Dan Irving was charged Thursday with three felony prostitution counts. Lyons also wants Irving’s probation from an earlier disorderly conduct case revoked. A felony conviction would force Irving out of office.

Irving hasn’t entered a plea but attorney Dan O’Day says he is innocent.

Lyons says Irving contacted Amanda Garren through a website where she calls herself Jazzie Summers. Lyons says the two met at Peoria-area hotels earlier this year.

Peoria County court records show Garren has been charged as a fugitive from justice for an outstanding warrant in a prostitution case in Johnson County, Iowa.

Copyright 2011 The Associated Press.

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