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New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez ‘hired underage prostitutes’ in the Dominican Republic

A Democratic senator has been accused of hiring underage prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic, it was claimed today.

Sen. Bob Menendez, 59, from New Jersey allegedly hired girls as young as 16 years old for sex, according to an email exchange between a source and an FBI agent published online. Prostitution is legal in the Dominican Republic but the legal age of consent is 18.

Menendez, a divorced father of two, has denied the allegations.

The Daily Caller first reported the email exchange between FBI Special Agent Regino E. Chavez and a source named Peter Williams.

David Martosko, the executive editor of the Daily Caller, linked to a website from his story where the email exchanges have been published. The website appears to have been created within the last 24 hours.

The Daily Mail’s calls to Chavez were not returned on Friday.

According to the email exchange, Chavez reached out to Williams in August of 2012 concerning information about Menendez’s activities in the Dominican Republic, which Williams had reported to Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington.

Identifying himself as a special agent who works cases involving crimes against children, Chavez asked for Williams’ help tracking down the women who claimed to have engaged in sex with the senator for money.

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