Thursday, July 19, 2007
Former Mayor of Dumfries Charged with Running a Whorehouse
Melvin "Mel" Bray, who served as mayor of Dumfries from 2002 to 2006, was charged with "keeping a bawdy place," a misdemeanor. Police arrested eight others on prostitution and other charges after a raid on the clinic Tuesday night. They also seized about $20,000 in cash.
Bray, a former Marine who also has served as a Dumfries Town Council member and a county sheriff's deputy, vigorously denied the "bawdy place" allegation when reached by phone last night."I positively swear on a stack of Bibles I would not do that," he said.
"I would not stoop to that level and knowingly do something of that nature that would embarrass my family and those people who have supported me over the years."
Howling Latina wonders if Sen. Dave Vitter or some other sanctimonious family values politician might've been a customer of Bray's at Yorkshire Sports Therapy.
Oh, to be a little fly on the wall!