- Associated Press - Tuesday, December 16, 2014

WEBB, Ala. (AP) - The mayor of a southeast Alabama town has quit following his arrest in a prostitution sting.

The Webb Town Council accepted the resignation of Mayor Cecil Rex Ard during a meeting Monday night.

The Dothan Eagle (https://bit.ly/1szusTi ) reports the council then appointed Councilman Eddie Hamm as the new mayor of the Houston County town of 1,400 people.

The 69-year-old Ard was among 12 people arrested in a prostitution sting conducted last month by Dothan police. He’s charged with a misdemeanor count of soliciting prostitution.

Ard was in his first term as mayor. He hasn’t commented publicly on his arrest.

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