Pence Secret Service agent reprimanded for alleged hotel meet-up with prostitute

While the Secret Service isn't saying much about the unnamed agent on Mike Pence's detail being suspended for allegedly soliciting a prostitute, the incident wouldn't be the first time that the agency became embroiled in a prostitution scandal. The representative spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the incident beyond a public statement.

The sources say the agent was off-duty when he met the sex worker at a Maryland hotel last week.

As a result of the administrative leave, the agent was obligated to hand in his official gear and weapon, and the agent's access to Secret Service facilities and security clearance has been dropped until the facts come to light, the spokesperson stated.

The agency says it takes allegations of criminal activity very seriously and is exploring a range of disciplinary actions. Police saw the agent leave the hotel and stopped him, according to ABC.




The Secret Service is "committed to ensuring that all employees are held to the highest level of professional and ethical standards of conduct", the spokesperson said. He didn't tell arresting officers he was a Secret Service agent, police told CNN.

The wild and highly publicized romp by agents tasked with advanced planning for President Obama's trip saw numerous Secret Service personnel recalled to Washington, D.C. The agency has struggled to fully fix their reputation since.

Last month, Joseph P. Clancy retired as director of the Secret Service. Several agents were there ahead of then-President Barack Obama's trip to attend the Summit of the Americas.

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