Colombia has launched an investigation into whether underage women were involved in a prostitution scandal involving the Secret Service, as more agents resigned.
People walk past Hotel El Caribe in Cartagena, Colombia, late Thursday April 19, 2012. Eleven Secret Service employees are accused of misconduct in connection with a prostitution scandal at the hotel last week before President Barack Obama’s arrival for the Summit of the Americas. The identities of two Secret Service supervisors who have been pushed out of the agency in the wake of the scandal have been revealed.
CARTAGENA, Colombia — As three more Secret Service officers resigned Friday in the expanding prostitution scandal, Colombian authorities have opened a preliminary investigation out of concern that underage women might have been involved.
Investigators from the Colombian attorney general’s office have talked with employees of the hotel where the Secret Service agents were staying and have also questioned the taxi driver who drove home the woman whose complaint about not being adequately paid triggered the scandal, the official said.
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