Peoria City Councilman Dan Irving has pleaded not guilty to paying for sex with an 18-year-old woman he met online.
Irving pleaded not guilty Thursday to one felony count of paying for sex with the woman.
If convicted, the 43-year-old Irving could be sentenced to anything from probation to five years in prison. Prosecutors have also asked that Irving's probation on a misdemeanor disorderly conduct conviction from February be revoked.
Irving was arrested in July. Prosecutors say he paid to have sex with a woman he contacted through a website.