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West Virginia state senator has trial set on prostitution charge

A suspect in a decades-old double murder is standing trial for a third time this week in Idaho. (Source: MGN)
A suspect in a decades-old double murder is standing trial for a third time this week in Idaho. (Source: MGN)(KMVT)
Published: Mar. 1, 2020 at 10:46 PM EST
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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.