Just one day following a congressional hearing regarding an alleged Secret Service prostitution scandal, more allegations of sexual misconduct regarding the agency arose Thursday.
An unidentified government source told KIRO that in March 2011, prior to President Barack Obama’s trip to San Salvador, about 12 Secret Service agents, who were there in advance of the president’s arrival paid women they met at a strip club for sexual favors.
According to the Seattle news outlet, the owner of the club corroborated the source’s story, saying a large number of Secret Service agents, along with some military escorts were at the club that week, several nights in a row.
He added that the club often accommodates powerful employees of the United States Embassy in San Salvador, and visiting FBI agents from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency. The report indicates this is due to the club’s reputation for “privacy” and “security,” making the location very popular for those who want to visit a strip club, but do it discreetly.
The initial scandal that broke last week involves eleven agents, nine of which have already resigned or were forced out of the agency. The Secret Service agents allegedly brought as many as 21 women earlier this month back to their Cartagena, Colombia hotel before the arrival of President Obama for a local summit.
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