Senate Sex Tape Throws Congress Into Chaos

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Sex scandals have a way of turning Washington upside down.

The latest bombshell was like no other before it.

A scandalous sex tape has one Democrat in deep trouble.

Maryland Democrat Senator Ben Cardin fired staffer Aidan Maese-Czeropski after Maese-Czeropski allegedly filmed a video of him having homosexual intercourse in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room.

But losing a job may not be the worst outcome in this scenario.

That’s because the Capitol Hill Police reportedly opened a criminal investigation into the incident.

“A Capitol Police investigation last week initially centered on the identity of those featured in the video. It’s now continuing with a focus on what crimes may have been committed and what charges Maese-Czeropski or others could face. The investigation began last week when the video was circulating among Hill staffers but was not yet public, shifting on Friday once it was confirmed that Czeropski posted the video of himself,” POLITICO exclusively reported.

George Washington University Professor Jonathan Turley published a column detailing what criminal charges Maese-Czeropski could face as a result of this investigation.

The most obvious charge would be for lewd or obscene acts.

But Maese-Czeropski could also face trespassing charges.

This wouldn’t be the first time someone had sex in a congressional office or hearing room.

Those spaces are not always public domain.

Turley wrote any charges for trespassing would depend on what grounds a staffer obtained access to the committee room and if they had legitimate permission to be there.

“The key factor is the fact that this videotape was made with the apparent intent to publish or to distribute,” Turley wrote. “Sex in congressional offices — by both members and staff — have long been known to occur on Capitol Hill. Yet, this was a public hearing room, albeit closed at the time, and a tape made for what appears public viewing.

“That brings us back to trespass. The question may be whether this was access under legal authority for a staffer. The Capitol police can argue that access to a staff position does not mean a license for entry for any purpose,” Turley continued. “Does a staffer have legal authority to enter any hearing room for any purpose? That could be a defense raised by counsel, but it would seem likely that any access is premised on an official function.”

After Henry Rodgers of the Daily Caller broke the story Maese-Czeropski posted a statement to his LinkedIn account that didn’t deny the allegations that he was the staffer in question filmed in the video.

Maese-Czeropski claimed the allegations stemmed from a campaign to destroy him because of his homosexuality.

That will up be to the Capitol Hill Police to decide as well as if there will be criminal charges in this case.