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Secret Service Agent Suspended For Soliciting Prostitute

07 April 2017

Almost five years to the day that news broke that Secret Service agents assigned to President Obama during a trip to Colombia had solicited prostitutes, another Secret Service agent was reportedly arrested for soliciting a prostitute in a Maryland hotel. The representative spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of the incident beyond a public statement.

CNN was the first to report the news, citing an anonymous law enforcement source who said police arrested the agent outside a Maryland hotel and charged him with solicitation.

The Secret Service "is aware of an alleged incident involving an off-duty Secret Service employee", a spokesperson told CNN Wednesday. The incident is being investigated by the Office of Professional Responsibility, he said.

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"We are exploring the full range of disciplinary actions", the Secret Service spokesperson told CNN.

The agent has been put on administrative leave, his security clearance has been suspended and he has relinquished his weapon. Because the room booked was that of an alleged sex worker, police went ahead and arrested the secret service agent. In the debacle, multiple agents stood accused of inviting local prostitutes into their hotel while waiting for then-President Obama to arrive for the Summit of the Americas. He also self-reported his arrest to the agency.

Nine agents left or lost their jobs as the result of a prostitution scandal in Colombia. Officials removed one of the supervisors from his position and moved the other off the detail to a separate part of the division, The Post reported.

Secret Service Agent Suspended For Soliciting Prostitute