The Zanesville law director could face jail time for allegedly soliciting and trespassing.
Scott Hillis is charged with one count of trespassing and one count of solicitation, according to The Zanesville Times Recorder.
The newspaper reported that Hillis is accused of soliciting a 36-year-old unidentified woman for sex in return for payment while sitting in the driveway of a home without the permission of the homeowner.
Zanesville Mayor Jeff Tilton told The Zanesville Times Reporter that he believed the issue was a "personal matter."
Hillis, 48, could face up to 60 days in jail for the solicitation charge and 30 days in jail for the trespassing charge, according to the Muskingum County Prosecutor.
"I made a mistake that resulted in misdemeanor charges being filed against me. I am truly sorry for the embarrassment and the hurt that my actions have caused others to suffer," Hillis said in a statement. "I am solely responsible for my actions."
Hillis declined to tell 10TV News if he was trying to buy sex. He said that he had no plans to resign.
"My statement speaks for itself," Hillis said.
Hillis has been the law director since 1999 and previously served on Zanesville's city council. The Muskingum County Sheriff declined to give any specifics on the case.
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