Secret Service Puts Supervisor On Leave After Sex-Assault Complaint


The Secret Service put a senior supervisor on leave and suspended his security clearance after a female employee accused him of assaulting her after-hours at agency headquarters last week, the Washington Post reports. The D.C. police's sex-crimes unit and a government inspector general are investigating the female agent's allegation that Xavier Morales, a manager in the security clearance division, made unwanted sexual advances and grabbed her March 31 after they returned to the office from a party at a downtown restaurant.

The woman told police and agency investigators that Morales, her boss, told her during the party that he was in love with her and would like to have sex with her. In the office later, she alleged, Morales tried to kiss her and grabbed her arms when she resisted. Last week, the Secret Service took the unusual step of placing Morales on indefinite administrative leave and adding his name to an internal “do not admit” list prohibiting entry to the office. “The Secret Service is an agency that demands that our employees conduct themselves with the highest level of integrity. These allegations as reported are very disturbing,” said Director Joseph Clancy.

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