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Prostitution case against Shepherdsville mayor dismissed

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Shepherdsville Mayor Scott Ellis was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of solicitation to prostitution in July of 2015. Shepherdsville Mayor Scott Ellis was indicted on a misdemeanor charge of solicitation to prostitution in July of 2015.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Shepherdsville Mayor is not going to trial for a prostitution charge.

The trial was supposed to start Friday morning for Mayor Scott Ellis but attorneys say there is an agreed order to dismiss the case.

In July, Ellis was indicted for one count of solicitation to prostitution, a misdemeanor.

Investigators say there are hundreds of pages of text messages between the mayor and an alleged victim.

Special prosecutor Mark Shouse told WDRB’s Valerie Chinn that he read each text message in the case file and did not believe the evidence supported the prostitution charge.

He asked a judge to dismiss the case on Thursday. Shouse is an assistant county attorney from Hardin County appointed to prosecute the case. He said it is not likely the charge would be re-filed against Ellis.

The Bullitt County Sheriff's Department says Ellis made certain promises for sexual favors.

Ellis, who is in his second term in office, has always denied the allegations.

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