No Charges Filed For Democrat Staffer Who Defiled Senate Hearing Room
United States Capitol Police have said that they will not be pursuing any charges against the Democratic staffer accused of filming himself having gay intercourse in the Hart Senate Office Building.
Charges Not Being Brought Against Now Former Senate Staffer Filming Sex in Hearing Room
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Leaked video shared by The Daily Caller in December showed two men including the staffer filming an explicit moment inside the Senate Judiciary Room. The USCP took up the case for investigation. But this week, it released a statement saying that the staffer “exercised his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and refused to talk” to authorities.
“For now, we are closing the investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding a [explicit] video that was recorded inside the Hart Senate Office Building on the morning of Wednesday, December 13,” the statement read.
“After consulting with federal and local prosecutors, as well as doing a comprehensive investigation and review of possible charges, it was determined that — despite a likely violation of Congressional policy — there is currently no evidence that a crime was committed,” the statement said further.
The agency’s investigation might be reopened if new evidence comes to light, as the statement revealed.
The statement also established that the staffer had access to the hearing room which was not open to the public at the time.
While the staffer involved in the scandal was not officially named, reports pointed to Sen. Ben Cardin’s (D-MD) employee, Aidan Maese-Czeropski, who had been part of the congressman’s team for two years.
In December, Cardin’s office announced that Maese-Czeropski’s employment with the U.S. Senate had been terminated but refused to further comment on the matter.
Amid the speculations that put him at the center of the scandal, the former congressional staffer took to his LinkedIn account to complain that it had been a difficult time for him.
Claiming he had been “attacked” for who he loves as part of a political agenda, he wrote, “While some of my actions in the past have shown poor judgement, I love my job and would never disrespect my workplace. Any attempts to characterize my actions otherwise are fabricated and I will be exploring what legal options are available to me in these matters.”