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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.

    Inmates Take Down Guards With a Pencil, Go on the Run

    [NATL] Oklahoma Inmates Take Down Guards With a Pencil, Go on the Run

    Officials in Major County, Oklahoma, are searching for two inmates on the run from Fairview after they escaped from a private van transporting them early Tuesday. Officials say the two inmates were able to take down their guards with just a pencil. 

    (Published Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017)