Senate Twink Won't Be Charged for Making Adult Tape in Capital
Emell Adolphus READ TIME: 2 MIN.
Well, it's the Senate twink's lucky day. After having a very unlucky day and having his sex tape in a Congressional meeting room exposed and then being fired, Aidan Maese-Czeropski reportedly won't face charges for violating Congressional policy.
As reported by the National Review, the a 24-year-old former legislative aide to Democratic Senator Ben Cardin was fired after he was identified in the sex tape, and Capital Police began investigating after the story broke.
"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," Capitol Police said Thursday. "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."
After being outed as the man in the sex tape, Maese-Czeropski posted on his LinkedIn that the experience rocked his personal and professional life. But he also blamed a lot of the blowback on homophobia.
"This has been a difficult time for me, as I have been attacked for who I love to pursue a political agenda. While some of my actions in the past have shown poor judgement, I love my job and would never disrespect my workplace," Maese-Czeropski wrote. "Any attempts to characterize my actions otherwise are fabricated and I will be exploring what legal options are available to me in these matters."
In the end, possible criminal charges against Maese-Czeropski were limited said attorney Jonathan Turkey in December.
"In the controversy involving Maese-Czeropski, the video was posted to a private group for gay men and the owner identified himself as a 'twink' engaging in sex acts with his older 'bear' partner. The group posting does not suggest a private intimate video shared between a couple," Turkey said. "The site does not appear to generate revenue, which could have bearing on potential charges discussed above. Using the congressional space for commercial purposes can factor into possible charges."
Here's hoping Maese-Czeropski can now put this whole thing behind him. No pun intended.