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Cabarrus commissioner facing prostitution charges

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SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Former lawmaker, retired Baptist minister and Christian activist Coy Privette is scheduled to appear in court next month to answer to a charge of soliciting prostitution.

The SBI says the 74-year-old Privette is charged with six counts of misdemeanor aiding and abetting prostitution by renting a hotel room and paying for sexual acts.

Authorities say 32-year-old Tiffany Denise Summers of Salisbury is charged with six counts of prostitution.

The Rowan County district attorney asked the SBI to investigate. District Attorney Bill Kenerly hasn't been available for comment.

Police said officers were investigating a forged check case, which led them to the prostitution charges.

Privette, who's a Cabarrus County commissioner, also serves as the president of the Christian Action League of North Carolina. That group advocates in the General Assembly for Christian groups. Privette's also been a vocal opponents against alcohol sales and legal gambling.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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