Prosecutor Determined to Resolve Sex Allegations by Memphis Mayor

MEMPHIS, TN - A special prosecutor examining allegations by Memphis Mayor Willien Herenton that powerful businessmen tried to frame him in a sex sting says he's determined to bring the matter to a close.

Joe Baugh said last week that he has two Tennessee Bureau of Investigation agents working the case and plans to subpoena records to help resolve the matter.

His focus involves allegations by a 29-year-old former nightclub waitress that businessmen offered her money in an unconsummated plot to lure Herenton into a videotaped sexual encounter.

Earlier this month, Herenton, the city's first elected black mayor, won a fifth consecutive four-year term.

Baugh said wading through the allegations and conflicting accounts has been challenging.

He said a key to sorting it out involves the woman's complicated relationship to a prominent Memphis lawyer, whom she names as the prinicipal player in the alleged plot.

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