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Florissant residents split on whether accused councilman should resign

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Tim Jones is facing charges of patronizing a prostitute after being arrested as part of a sting operation by police last week. By Stephanie Baumer Tim Jones is facing charges of patronizing a prostitute after being arrested as part of a sting operation by police last week. By Stephanie Baumer

(KMOV.com) – Florissant residents who appeared at a city council meeting Monday were divided on whether Councilman Tim Jones should resign.

Jones was charged with patronizing a prostitute after being arrested in a sting operation October 9.  Authorities allege Jones offered $20 to an undercover female officer for sexual intercourse.

“You put your faith in the people in your community that are supposed to be doing good for your community and then they go to another community and do something really stupid. I think it’s really stupid,” one resident said.

Others at the meeting disagreed.

“Mr. Jones is the best councilman I’ve had in 37 years,” one resident said. “You call him, he’ll come to your house or take care of any problem that you have. I was always taught in this county you’re innocent until proven guilty.”

Jones did not want to go on camera, but said his attorney is investigating the charge.

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