Even though he is said to have abused his wife, the Councilman's wife still feels she needs to get some dirt on him to get the upper hand in a divorce. So, she found his computer, noticed he was doing "research" on hookers and SHE called the hooker. Okay. Then she got the hooker AND her pimp to say that they had met her husband at two local hotels. I see. Sooo, if that is the case, the Councilman's wife must be the person who took the money out of the bank and paid the hooker and the pimp, in an effort to implicate her husband. Brillz right?
How he said it had happened...
Fifth District City Councilman Dan Irving said Wednesday that he has no intention of resigning, that's he's innocent of prostitution-related charges filed against him and that he's never met the "prostitute or the pimp" who claim to have met him.
"What you have at this moment is a pimp and a prostitute's word against mine. I can tell you, unequivocally, I have not seen this prostitute nor been close to or interacted with her pimp. I don't have a problem with a public official resigning if they do something wrong. My problem is I know I'm innocent. I want to stand up for what's right, defend myself and let the truth come out."
Summers, whose real name is Amanda Garren, 18, and her accomplice, Anthony Gray, both identified Irving to sheriff's deputies as a client. "I deny seeing these people," Irving said.
Irving also said he's only been to the Jameson Inn once for a Bradley University-related event and to the Grand Hotel, formerly the Holiday Inn Brandywine, once about 15 years ago. The hotels are where Irving met Garren for sex, Peoria County sheriff's records indicate.
Irving also defended his use of personal finances, saying he made 18 cash withdrawals between March 1 and June 30, and that they were not inconsistent with how he typically manages his money.
Phone and computer records showing his contact with escort services were related to his personal investigation into an alleged prostitution incident at a North Knoxville Avenue massage parlor, Irving said. An employee at the massage parlor was arrested in January on a prostitution-related offense.
By doing Internet research into the massage parlor, Irving said he found it and other local prostitution services advertised on a website called Backpage.com. He said he was "looking to see if they were in Peoria or where they were located." "That's where my wife got the information," Irving said about his estranged wife, Amy. The two are in the middle of a divorce.
Dan O'Day, Dan Irving's lawyer, has said they believe Amy Irving is the source of some of the information sheriff's deputies have. She could not be reached for comment.
The councilman said the records show his contact with escort services are related to his personal investigation into Backpage.com. Calls made on his phone to escort services in Houston, Minneapolis and Las Vegas, among other places, were because "either they had an advertisement on Backpage.com or had an advertisement for Peoria or had an ad placed on there."
"Maybe I should've just called the (police) chief and said, 'Look, get onto Backpage.com and take a look into this ... this thing is out of control. Maybe I made a bad judgment. I don't know however else to say it. I dialed this person's number and got her voice mail. I said, 'Here, you talk to her, and she'll say she never saw me."