The United States Capitol Police have made a determination regarding the potential filing of charges in relation to a video capturing two individuals engaging in sexual activity within a Senate hearing room.
The Capitol Police announced, “For now, we are closing the investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding a sex video that was recorded inside the Hart Senate Office Building on the morning of Wednesday, December 13.”
“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,” it continued.
The statement noted the hearing room was “not open to the public at the time,” but the “Congressional staffer” reportedly in the video “had access to the room.”
“The two people of interest were not cooperative, nor were the elements of any of the possible crimes met. The Congressional staffer, who has since resigned from his job, exercised his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent and refused to talk to us,” the Capitol Police added.
The agency said its investigators are “willing to review any new evidence should any come to light.”
USCP says they will not charge anyone in the sex video incident in a Senate hearing room. pic.twitter.com/9ocL5zWg4k
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