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Pastor arrested in prostitution sting

MOBILE, Ala. - The Mobile Police Department's Narcotics and Vice Unit has arrested 22 people in connection with an Escort Service Operation in west Mobile. One of those arrested is a local pastor.

William Curtin was among the suspects booked into the Metro Jail Tuesday on a charge of Patronizing a Prostitute. Curtin is a pastor at St. John United Methodist Church in Semmes, Ala. and also a former member of the Mobile Planning Commission. He's also spent time at two other local churches, and resigned from the Mobile Planning Commission earlier this week.

From March 1, to March 5, officers conducted an Escort Service Operation in response to citizen complaints and gathered intelligence.

The five day operation concluded on March 5, and resulted in 22 arrests including two felony and 24 misdemeanor charges.