Secret Service Has Another Prostitution Scandal

They canoodled with ladies of the oldest profession in El Salvador, too
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2012 1:02 PM CDT
Secret Service Has Another Prostitution Scandal
A Secret Service agent stands near then presidential candidate Barack Obama in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

(Newser) – Looks like there are teeth to the rumors that the Secret Service's Colombian sex adventure wasn't a one-time thing. The Service is investigating reports that its agents were serviced by prostitutes on a trip to El Salvador in March of last year, according to the Hill. A government subcontractor told KIRO-TV that he visited a strip club with about a dozen Secret Service Advance Team members, and that most got "wasted" and paid the strippers for sexual favors in the VIP section.

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A couple of agents also brought women (possibly the aforementioned strippers, possibly not) back to their hotel rooms. The source says he warned them that it was a "really bad idea" but they replied that they "did this all the time" and "not to worry about it." The club's owner confirmed the story, saying agents showed up at least three nights that week, though he noted that he did not allow prostitution on-premises. He said the visit was "no surprise to me" because his club was popular with "those who want to be discreet." (Read more Secret Service stories.)

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