October 26, 2013 - 5:00 AM
FORT MCMURRAY, Alta. - An Alberta politician arrested in a prostitution sting in Minnesota says he has decided not to resign his seat.
Mike Allen says in a statement late this afternoon that he spent the past three months talking with people in his Fort McMurray constituency.
He says people have offered him forgiveness and support and he plans to serve out his term.
Allen was arrested in July while on a government trip in St. Paul.
A court document alleges that Allen phoned a number listed on an online ad, agreed to pay $200 for sex with two women and was instead met by an undercover officer.
He was charged with gross misdemeanour of solicitation of prostitution and his next court date is set for Nov. 13 in St. Paul.
News from © The Canadian Press, 2013