Councilman, tea party group founder arrested

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A Nashville councilman and the founder of a Sumner County tea party group have been charged with patronizing prostitution.

Councilman Brady Banks and Sumner United for Responsible Government co-founder Matthew Moynihan were caught in a sting on Thursday after responding to an Internet advertisement for an escort service, according to a police account reported in The Tennessean.

The 33-year-old Banks is the outreach director for Governor's Books from Birth Foundation and a member of Nashville Emerging Leaders.

Charged with Banks and the 38-year-old Moynihan was 37-year-old Jyotin Arora.

Banks and Arora do not have listed phone numbers, and an email to Banks was not immediately answered. A call to the number listed for Moynihan rang unanswered.

A judicial commissioner set each man's bond at $1,000.

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