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Chavous the Younger Arrested On Prostitution Charge

Ward 7 council candidate Kevin B. Chavous' brief political career is teetering on the edge of extinction after he was arrested last night on a charge of soliciting a prostitute.

Chavous, 27, was popped by police as part of a "sting" operation last night just after midnight on K Street NE, according to the Post, which was first out of the gate with the news.

The campaign issued a brief statement confirming the arrest and adding that "Chavous denies the charges and is working with an attorney moving forward." Chavous is the son of former Ward 7 councilmember and mayoral candidate Kevin P. Chavous.

Worth noting is that Chavous The Younger's voting records indicate that he recently used to live not far from where he was arrested. On April 27 of this year, Chavous changed his address from his mother's house on Suitland Road in Ward 7 to an address on I Street NE, just north of H Street and in Ward 6. On Aug. 11, just a few weeks before he launched his campaign, Chavous switched his address back to his mom's house. Yes, that's right, Chavous is running for political office while living with his mom.

LL spoke with a Ward 7 neighbor, who did not wish to be identified, who says Chavous' car is rarely at his mother's house. But Lamont Harrell, Chavous' campaign manager, says that Chavous "definitely" lives at the Ward 7 address.

LL has requested to speak with Chavous, and will update as necessary.

  • CT

    Pleading NG might be risky; according to the facts there was a "monetary exchange." Now we all know sometimes MPD embellish these police reports (i.e. the Defendant "consented" when we searched his pockets; when really, we threatened the hell out of him until he said "ok"), but it just seems like an open-shut case. It was a simple transaction and all the State needs as evidence is the money Kevin gave, and the surrounding circumstances that he was wondering the block at that hour when he lives across town. Who knows, maybe there is police footage from an unmarked cruiser nearby. I think the diversion program would be best; do some community service (he does plenty already; he can easily mask it), maybe take a sex addiction class, and get on probation (no more arrests). Again, if he just admits his wrongdoing this could go very smoothly and he could pick up right where he left off with the campaign. People are very forgiving when you're upfront with them. All these posts about "well why would he do this?" are ridiculous. People make stupid mistakes. And everyone has a dark side which can be very different from the happy, wholesome face they present to the public. As someone noted, the kid lives nearby and this is probably something he would sneak and do occasionally. Unfortunately this time he got caught.

    I don't think KC taking the DC Bar or having worked only for his dad are bad things. Like someone noted above they are accomplishments in itself and all that matters is that the guy is passionate about helping Ward 7 and can effectuate real change through his personal/professional connections, power of speech, legal knowledge, creative thinking, schmoozing skills, etc. This is a bump in the road and yes it CALLS INTO QUESTION his personal discipline, exercise of judgment, and true intentions. This isn't just a simple private moral issue (when Bill Clinton had an affair, he did not break any laws; just his marriage vows). Is this just a young kid looking to hold a prestigious title, make 6 figures, and stay out on the party scene? Or does he truly want to help? People can say prostitution is a "victimless crime" but as a politician trying to help the city, he just needs to stay away from that. Most of these girls/trans get started at 12-14 years old. They are victims of their unfortunate circumstances--lack of opportunity, high crime, bad education, parents on drugs--the problems that plague the very ward of which Kevin is trying to help. So wtf was he doing helping perpetuate these community issues? It's just a sketchy and unfortunate situation. You want to look past it, but something just feels very wrong about it. People out here are struggling, without jobs or money and he's fooling around doing this. Also, so many young folks who have also TRULY committed themselves to public service over the years, but do not have the good fortune of Daddy's name, friends/associates and money to help launch their political career, would love this opportunity. And he seems to be squandering it to a certain extent. Just my thoughts.

  • tony

    @SaveWard7, it seems that you have a personal grudge against Yvette, and if you do thats O.K.. But, my concerns goes far deeper than any personal dislike.

    You are asking and apparently advocating that tens of thousands of people who are in need of good representation put their lives and future in the hands of a person with the thinnest professional accomplishments and record. Aside, from Kevin's personal decisions, which I can care less about, he has failed to articulate how he will serve as a productive and effective council member for the ward 7 community. And, in fact, his professional record and political ideas suggest that he could be the worse person for the ward 7 community and the city as a whole as far as the black community is concern.

  • truthnow

    Again, a lot of the thoughts and comments posted on here will either be valid or irrelevant once Kevin goes to court. Being a black man born and raised in Anacostia, with family uptown and all around the city, I don't trust cops. Every experience I've ever had with police has been a negative one. They will lie, steal, do whatever it takes to get that conviction. It would be nice to know the details of the arrest and how it all went down. I'm not claiming conspiracy theory, but from what I know about the guy it just doesn't add up. Sorry, but I question everything that's presented to me in life. If all we watched was FOX news and didn't ask any questions, we would think Obama was the anti-Christ or worst president in history.

  • voiceover

    i hope the guy pulls through and beats Alexander. I been in W7 my entire life and aint seen 2 much change for the better. At least the young boy is a breath of fresh air that we could use. I won't speak on the charge until the facts come out. If he guilty then he gonna have to learn a lesson. If he not guilty then he need to be my councilman.

  • SEis4ME

    @voiceover, you've been in Ward 7 all your life, haven't seen much change, and you blame Alexander? The CM who took over Vincent Gray's old job and after Sandy Allen? It seems to me that your "beef" should be with every Ward 7 CM who has been in office during your lifetime's worth of static change.

  • Really?

    That's what I was able to Google...

  • Mr. Remember

    That is the problem with senior citizens they always want a breath-of-fresh-air. They always want a young whipper-snapper to shake-up somethings. I can hear the senior citizen brigade now with "bless his heart."

  • nosugarcoat

    Mr. Remember is correct. All the old people in the city need to move the hell out cuz you aint doing shit to help. Alexander is gonna win, keep her seat, and shit won't change until they rebuild east of the Anacostia and push us blacks out. I'm glad young Chavous got screwed. We don't need nobody coming through trying to make shit better noways.

  • tony

    It's just amazing that we as the black community are saying the same thing about LIL Kevin that we said about Mayor Fenty.

    Y'all remember. He's a breath of fresh air. He's a graduate of Howard Law School. He's well respected in the community. He's young and has alot of energy. He has a vision for the city. He's better than the incumbent. He's a young black man who deserves a chance.

    Unfortunately,whats really coming across through these comments is the notion that some of our so called black elite see LIL Kevin as having the right pedigree whereas the other black males who lives merely blocks from him are the outcast. They are the real criminals. They are real liars. They are the bad apples. Because,unlike, Lil Kevin, their father is not CHAVOUS. They did not attend Howard Law. They do not live in the HILLCREST community. They don't have the political ties or connections. Thus, they are the outcast who should be condemned and blamed for bringing down the community. Yet, LIL Kevin should be hailed the savior because he graduated from Law School. He should be elevated to the highest office in the Ward because his father is Kevin Chavous. He should be given all sort of favorable consideration for breaking the law. He need not be qualified for a position that others may have worked their entire lives to earn. After all, he is one of us. He is part of the black elite therefore he should be treated differently. This is a mentality which has divided and destroyed the black community. It is a mentality which ultimately will sentence the black community in this city to complete damnation.

  • noodlez

    @truthnow-WHOEVA THE FUCK YOU ARE YOUR CONSTANT DRIVEL DEFENDING THAT BAMMA’S QUESTIONABLE AND IRRESPONSIBLE ACTIONS IS WEAK AND LACK SUBSTANCE. NOW YOU WANT DETAILS SO YOU CAN DECONSTRUCT THE ARREST TO FAVOR HIS BOY LOVIN ASS?

    EVERY BLACK MAN IN THE CITY CAN BOAST 'FUCK THE POLICE' BECAUSE OF SOME ARREST OR HARRASSMENT THAT WE THOUGHT WASNT JUST!! THE FACT OF THE MATTER REMAINS IS KEVIN CHAVOUS WAS IN A KNOWN TRANNY PROSTITUTE AREA DURING A TIME WHEN HIS ASS SHOULD'VE BEEN HOME WIT HIS MAMA. PERIOD!

    YO SUGARBRITCHES FOR YOU TO GET ON HERE AND CONSTANTLY DEFEND HIS ACTIONS LEADS ONE TO BELIEVE THAT MAYBE YOU WERE THE ONE HE WAS DOWN THERE SEARCHING FOR?!!!

  • SaveWard7

    @tony. Try very hard to think back, we the residents in Ward 7 took a chance on an unknown, under skilled, unemployed Resident and supported her run and win not once but, twice. I do not have a grudge against stupid girl, just call it like I see it. I have known this person for years and have expressed my disappointment in their leadership in Ward 7 to her - many times. Over the years, we have fought the same battles, cried the sames chants, and when it came to support an inexperienced person, who we all thought would rise to the challenge, I fund raised, walked petitions, and knocked on doors for her to run and win the council seat.

    I have a vested interest in my Ward. I have the right to expect the best from my council person. At this time, stupid girl's time is UP. She needs to do what she always tells us in the "very rare" meetings that she attends in the ward - "I only want to do what is best for the Ward Seven Residents." So, STEP DOWN!!!!

  • tony

    One of the best ways to seek political revenge is to identify a reasonable alternative. By which I mean, is to elect someone who share your views on how government should operate. Merely, replacing an undesired elected official with another elected official who may be even worst would be counter productive. And, it would only keep the political door open for the defeated official to return and/or maintain a strong political presence where he/she could influence the newly elected official decisions and or policies. I just think that the stakes are so high for the ward 7 community where a black candidate with a strong grass-root background is needed. Such, a candidate would be more likely to fight for the existing community when the time comes and do battle with the big developers who are surely on their way. In my judgment, the only way for the black community to survive in this city is by expanding and preserving the black middle class. This can only occur through economic policies which includes the working class. However, this is a tall order and it requires someone with a strong grass-root background who is not afraid to go toe to toe with the big boys in the private industry. I honestly do not believe LIL Kevin is that person.

  • CT

    @tony makes a great point. Chavous is a great kid, an inexperienced lawyer, a passionate advocate for school vouchers, and he is out there campaigning hard right now attempting to hear the people's concerns. But this arrest puts into serious question his true intentions and qualifications, which were already in question even before the arrest. I was surprised to hear he was running so early. I think maybe he jumped the gun a little bit (maybe because he had no other job options? EmmJF may have a point). I expected him to run in another several years once he establishes himself a bit more and shows he is truly ready. I think this mishap shows he isn't there yet and people shouldn't overlook it so easily. But I do understand the gripes with Yvette. People want change and so they are looking to him as the "better" alternative and not necessarily the "best."

  • FreDDMlK

    Why don't folks just wake up and see this for what it is. Noodlez, is your caps lock stuck? Only people that type in ALL CAPS for EVERYTHING THEY WRITE are middle school kids who don't know how to type. You can articulate your thoughts and feelings without seeming like you are trying to yell louder than everyone if you just type coherently with facts to support your claims. Half you people on here aint from W7, but you wanna speak on what's best for us. Till he is found guilty, Kevin C. is who I'm going with. He has proven himself to me in the last 8 months or so that I've known him. Also know for a fact that the guy did grow up and live in W7. Hillcrest or not, the guy overcame a lot and worked hard to get where he is at. I know plenty of rich bamas who never tried to do shit with their lives. Know many poor people who worked hard to overcome their circumstances too. Who are we to judge whether or not somebody worked hard enough, was given more opportunity, etc. The disrespect that people are showing on this post for not only him but W7 as a whole is sick! Noodlez, you definitely sound like you have a personal vendetta against him. If you stop worrying about him and live your life you might just improve it. Maybe K street was YOUR spot, and now you’re mad that it’s getting all this attention now. You can’t do your thing over there anymore, sorry.

  • tony

    Let me just say this and then I am done. If anyone thinks that Kevin B.'s run in with the law is going to be ignored by the public, if he decides to remain in this race, then they are kidding themselves. His "problem" will come to define his candidacy. His problem will come to define him. There will be on-going questions about his sexuality and his judgment. And, whatever agenda he wishes to advance will be all but ignored. Every time his name is mention in the news his "problem" will be mentioned. Every debate he engage in, his "problem" will be mentioned. Every T.V. and or radio ad ran against him will mention his problem. Every piece of campaign literature against him that comes from the various candidates will mention his problem. In fact, Kevin B. will quickly become the problem. The real question is whether the thousands upon thousands of innocence Ward 7 residents should be punished because of Kevin B. Chavous's problem.

  • noodlez

    @FreDDMlK-YOU ARE ONE OF THOSE TYPICAL IDIOTS WHO THINK BECAUSE THEY HAVE A FACEBOOK AND/OR TWITTER ACCOUNT THEY CAN INTELLIGENTLY MAKE SOME POINTS. I’LL TAKE MY MIDDLE SCHOOL ANTICS OVER YOUR ELEMENTARY THOUGHT PROCESS ANYDAY. YOU ARE SAYING THE SAME SHIT AS HIS OTHER DEFENDERS.

    Didn’t you listen to the last round meathead?
    Pay attention your saying the same shit that he said.
    Matter a fact dawg, here's a pencil.
    Go home, write some shit, make it suspenseful
    and don’t come back until somethin dope hits you.
    Fuck it, you could take the mic home with you.

    -EMINEM

    YOUR SORRY ASS CAN’T EVEN GET PAST MY FONT SO I KNOW YOU ARE NOT IN MY WEIGHT CLASS. SLIM GET YOUR WEIGHT UP THEN STEP TO ME WITH SOMETHING OTHER THAN SOME SHIT THAT IS AN INCH DEEP AND A MILE WIDE!

  • FreDDMlK

    Hey noodlez I don't have twitter or facebook. I'm a grown man. And by the way...

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    -Hova

    And if that doesn't make my point...

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    -Tupac Shakur

    I hope you learned your lesson. I think K Chavous learned his. With all the Bull ish going on in the council Chavous is what's needed. Smart, driven, positive. He slipped up, allegedly, let's see what happens. Till then noodlez, you gon' learn to respect the king. Don't be the next contestant on that Summer Jam screen. Tell Yvette to enjoy them chitterlings at her mom house while she can.

  • noodlez

    THAT SHIT WAS WHACK NIGGA! YOU AINT SHIT, I DON'T GOTTA QUOTE NOBODY.

    YO, THE NAME NAME NOODLEZ, YOU SOFTER THAN SOME POODLES
    YOU TRYING TO DEFEND KEVIN (HUH) FOR WARD SEVEN
    YOU A BITCH AND YA WHOLE CREW EAT A DICK
    IM VOTING FO ALEXANDER, CUZ SHE DA SHIT
    DONT LET ME CATCH YOU PASSING OUT FLYERS
    ILL RUN YOU OVER WITH MY NEW RANGE ROVE TIRES
    THEN ILL SEND YOU A POSTCARD FROM MIAMI
    YOU PROBABLY ON K STREET POSING AS A TRANNY

    -MYSELF ON THE SPOT BITCH

    MY WIFE LEFT ME TO BECOME A DAMN PROSTITUTE SO THIS STORY HITS HOME. KNOWING THAT A NIGGA LIKE THIS WAS GETTING WITH HER DRIVES ME BANOODLEZ. FreDDMlK YOU DO NOT WANT TO SEE ME DOGGY. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • noodlez

    @FreDDMlK-WHAT?????
    WOW. WARD 7 DO HAVE PROBLEMS IF YOUR COMMENT IS ANY REPRESENTATION.

    @FAKE ASS noodlez-COME ON MAN THOSE 8 BARS SOUND LIKE SOME FOOL FROM GLEN BURNIE TRYIN' TO GET SOME STREET CRED!

  • noodlez

    AND FURTHERMORE...FUCK IT...I AM GAY. WHAT I GOTTA LIE ABOUT, IM A HOMO.

  • Truth hurts

    Sugarbritches? Nice, noodlez.

  • CT

    "THEN ILL SEND YOU A POSTCARD FROM MIAMI
    YOU PROBABLY ON K STREET POSING AS A TRANNY"

    I can't lie. I laughed out loud, even if it was fake. This debate has taken a slight turn towards ignorance ha ha.

    I guess we can all get our popcorn ready and see how this election will pan out. Chavous may have been impolitic, but he certainly brought some needed attention to the issues plaguing leadership in DC. For all we know this was a publicity stunt. Alexander better come out with a sex tape and even the score.

  • EmmJF

    CT: Your previous comments are very well said.

    I live in Ward 7, though with recent redistricting, I am in Ward 8. I have no personal hatred. My thoughts are more like, "THAT dude is running for office?" I never saw a thirst for social change, charisma, or any great mind. This city, and especially east of the river, is desperately in need to leadership. I am not fond of nepotism nor political familial legacies, whether it is a Clinton, Kennedy, Bush, or others.

    Isn't getting an education the LEAST we should expect from someone? It is a good accomplishment, but the fact that many black men do not achieve this should not make this achievement any better or worse than what we all hope for our children. KBC was not raised in the 'hood for god's sake! And when one comes from a family of privilege, is raised in a nice family, goes to good schools as a child, I think this accomplishment does seem a little... underwhelming. Not bad, not good, it just is. I think we need to be careful of this 'soft bigotry of low expectations' that is overflowing in DC. The community and the city deserves more.

    I do find it interesting to see the vitriol that people direct towards a black WOMAN (Ms. Alexander) while protecting this black MAN and his reputation. Says something about the community and I don't think it's a good thing. Blacks forgive far too easily in my opinion, even when its against one's own best interests.

  • Well said, EmmJF. I'm not a fan of Miss Alexander by any means but the constact excuses for this grown man who made both a stupid and quite frankly, an arrogant decision is sad and indicative of our lack of progression.

  • SEis4ME

    OMG!...This one is for the record books. LOL@Noodlez and Tupac...LMAO!!!

    I can't stop lol...

  • truthnow

    Wow, this post has taken a turn to the ignorant side. I like how passionate everyone is though, hopefully that translates into more social awareness and community involvement in W7. I don't think anyone is trying to excuse Kevin's actions, but I personally think he deserves a chance still. At this point he should stay in the race. If he loses, go back to the drawing board and try again once he is more established within the W7 communities, a few years from now or so. Nobody ever implied that Hillcrest is "in the hood", but it is certainly in an area that can provide one an awareness of what goes on in disenfranchised, impoverished areas. More so than somebody who lives in Laurel or parts of northern VA. If he continues to work hard for the people and stays out of trouble then this will be a HUGE learning experience. I don't think Alexander is a horrible person. People do refer to her in a very disrespectful manner and she does not deserve that. However, it is a testament to how upset W7 residents are with her as councilman. I still believe, from what I've experienced in W7 and from what I know about Chavous, that if he were to win he would do a great job for years to come. Maybe now isn't his time though. If Alexander keeps her seat everyone posting on here needs to accept it and do our part to improve the ward. We can't sit around expecting someone else to make things better and then being upset that things didn't work out the way we wanted.

  • REALtalk

    what a debate

  • noodlez

    YALL SEE FreDDMlK DONT WANNA FUCK WITH THE KID! I SMASHED DUDE LIKE A K STREET TRANNY, HAHAHA! THIS NIGGA CHAVOUS IS DONE! YOU HOMO ASS NIGGAS WANNA KEEP DEFENDING HIM SOUND STUPID AS HELL! MY WARD BEEN GHETTO AND BROKE FOREVER, THAT SHIT AINT NEVER GONNA CHANGE!

    Nowadays everybody wanna talk like they got something to say, But nothin comes out when they move their lips
    Just a buncha gibberish, And muthafuckas act like they forgot about Dre

    -EMINEM

    HAHAHA! I LOVE THAT WHITE BOY, HIS VERSES DAMN NEAR SUM UP EVERY THOUGHT I'VE EVER HAD! THIS NIGGA KBC IS SO DONE IT AINT EVEN FUNNY. I HOPE COPS KEEP CRACKING DOWN ON PROSTITUTION TOO. NOW I CAN GET MY HUSTLE ON ALL WITHOUT LOOKING OVER MY SHOULDER. MY WIFE MAY HAVE LEFT ME, BUT MY MONEY DIDN'T NIGGA! HAHAHAHAHA!

  • SEis4ME

    I SMASHED DUDE LIKE A K STREET TRANNY

    I know I shouldn't be encouraging this but OMG once again! And the irony is that a k street tranny's services is likely what Kevin is being accused of trying to buy.

    Ok, I'm going to stop lol now.

  • DCNative

    From the looks..... My candidate still looking good!

    Kevin For 7!

  • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

    My question, was this young man lookin for some poontag from women or trannies? Most people that have lived in D.C. for over 20 years know, this area of Northeast D.C. is known for Drag Queens and Trannies.

  • Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich

    Maybe he needs to come to the 'House of Prayer' for some salvation. LOL

    D.C. has one of the highest AIDS/HIV rates in the country and particularly in the black community.

  • 16thstreetG

    the city council approval reating is like 30% or some shit. This nigga Kevin Chavous could do a better job than that.

  • Really Forward7

    @Daddy Grace Fish Sandwich. Come to that disfunctional church...weren't they fist fighting in that church when Bishop Madison died a few years ago???
    @truthnow Beverly Bass Chavous lives in Hillcrest, not Anacostia...know your Ward 7 neighborhood before discussing the ward in an expert manner
    @EmmJF Good, thoughtful, insightful comments...you should run. Your comments are better than any of the candidates

  • RIPnoodlez

    @Really Forward 7 Shut the hell up you stupid idiot. I hope your not in public office. You sound like some white republican from Bowie trying to sound like they know about the city. Do you work on K street at night? I think we may know you better as "Peaches"? HAHAHA!

  • Really Forward7

    @RIPnoodlez you seem to know a lot about what goes on in the K St area. Sounds like you frequent the area. It's always some punk-bitch faggot like you trying to call somebody out. It's easy to hide behind the internet...but I know you; you better watch your back.

  • Mr. Bigglesworth

    Did I not tell everyone that this guy is an idiot way back when he was "exploring" the possibility of running for office? (Okay, fair 'nuff: calling someone running for elected office in DC an idiot is like calling cats "furry").

  • Truth hurts

    What's the trial date?

  • CT
  • CT

    Correction, an initial conference is Jan. 24. No trial date yet.

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