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Secret Service Agent Assigned to Pence Charged With Solicitation: Report

"The Secret Service takes allegations of criminal activity very seriously," a spokesperson said

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    Secret Service Agent Assigned to Pence Charged With Solicitation: Report

    The Secret Service told NBC News on Wednesday that it has suspended an employee following news reports that an agent on Vice President Mike Pence's detail was charged with soliciting a prostitute.

    A Secret Service spokesperson would say only that the employee, who was off duty at the time, was placed on administrative leave and stripped of his security clearance and access to Secret Service facilities pending "disciplinary actions."

    "The Secret Service takes allegations of criminal activity very seriously. This matter is being investigated by our Office of Professional Responsibility to determine the facts," the spokesperson said.

    CNN on Wednesday evening quoted law enforcement sources as saying an agent assigned to Pence was arrested when police saw him leaving a prostitute's room at a hotel in Maryland last week.

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