The Capitol Police have announced that they will not be pressing charges against the former Ben Cardin staffer filmed having anal sex in the Hart Senate Office Building.
The video of the staffer, Aidan Maese-Czeropski, was published online by the Daily Caller and quickly went viral in December.
"The alleged staffer can also be seen in a photo, naked on all fours, looking back at the camera on the table where Senators often sit to ask questions during a hearing. It appears to be unprotected sex," the Daily Caller report described, though the video was also included.
On Thursday, the Capitol Police issued a press release about their decision not to file charges.
The department said that there was a “likely violation of Congressional policy” involved in Maese-Czeropski having sex in the offices, but “there is currently no evidence that a crime was committed.”
“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,” the Capitol Police said.
The sex tape was reportedly filmed in the Hart Senate Office Building on the morning of December 13.
The Capitol Police said that the two stars of the sex tape were not cooperative with police, and Maese-Czeropski invoked his Fifth Amendment right to remain silent.
“Although the hearing room was not open to the public at the time, the Congressional staffer involved 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. Our investigators are willing to review new evidence should any come to light,” the department continued.
The room is used for Senate Judiciary Committee hearings.
After the Capitol Police issued their statement, Cardin’s office issued a statement saying that Maese-Czeropski “is no longer employed by the U.S. Senate. We will have no further comment on this personnel matter.”