A sitting member of the Florencio Varela city council was arrested on Monday on suspicions he was operating a child prostitution ring.
Buenos Aires provincial police reported the arrest of councillor Daniel Zisuela, 56, at his property near La Plata, the capital of Buenos Aires province.
Another 11 raids took place throughout Monday, after one of his alleged victims reported the scheme to the police.
Prosecutors claim Zisuela operated a child prostitution ring from the Princes Resto restaurant in Florencio Varela where he summoned his underage sex workers. The councillor used his power and influence to convince the young girls to offer sex in hotels scattered across southern Greater Buenos Aires, sources from the provincial Security Ministry told Perfil.