Secret Service agent in sex case linked to earlier misconduct
Published: Friday, October 19, 2012, 8:20 p.m.
Updated: Tuesday, October 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — A Secret Service agent involved in a prostitution scandal on a presidential trip to Colombia in April told investigators that he had solicited women for sex in two other countries, according to a lawmaker.
Allegations about the unnamed agent's behavior in the other two locations, El Salvador and Panama, were in a memo that Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., distributed on Friday to colleagues on the Senate Homeland Security Committee. The memo is based on a review by Republican staff of a Homeland Security Department inspector general report that has not been made public.
Investigators reported allegations of sexual misconduct by Secret Service employees in China and Romania, according to Johnson's memo. The memo did not provide details of what took place in those countries or how many agents were involved.
Brian Faughnan, a spokesman for Johnson, declined to comment further.
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