CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia state Sen. Mike Maroney is set to go on trial in April on charges that he solicited a prostitute.
A Marshall County court clerk said the Republican lawmaker had his jury trial scheduled for April 14 following a brief pretrial hearing Friday.
Police say Maroney exchanged text messages to discuss prices and set up meetings with a woman who has acknowledged being a prostitute.
Maroney has pleaded not guilty. His attorney did not immediately return a message seeking comment Friday.
Maroney has still been active at the statehouse this legislative session. He is the chairman of the Senate committee on health and human resources.
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