Secret Service Agent on Pence’s Detail Suspended After Rendezvous With Prostitute

A secret service agent stands before the arrival of President George W. Bush, July 6, 2005 / Getty Images

A Secret Service agent on Vice President Mike Pence's detail has been suspended from his official duties after getting caught meeting with a prostitute at a Maryland hotel.

Multiple law enforcement sources told CNN that an off-duty agent was arrested and charged with solicitation after the police responded to a call from the hotel manager, who reported suspicious activity in one of the rooms.

The Secret Service agent self-reported his arrest to the agency after the incident, which occurred last week. The agent was required to surrender his weapon and official gear. The employee was placed on administrative leave and his security clearance was suspended.

A spokesperson for the agency acknowledged the incident was under investigation by the Office of Professional Responsibility to determine the facts of the case.

"We are exploring the full range of disciplinary actions," the Secret Service spokesperson told CNN.

Last week's arrest was not the first incident involving the Secret Service being probed for inappropriate behavior this year. In mid-March, two Secret Service agents were under investigation for taking a selfie with President Donald Trump's eight-year-old grandson while he was sleeping.