U.S. Rep. U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators in his sex trafficking case.
According to a CNN report, the unidentified woman, a Capitol Hill staffer, is the second key witness for the prosecution, following a plea deal made with Gaetz’s former associate Joel Greenberg.
The woman’s relationship with Gaetz dates back to the summer of 2017, deemed a crucial period for the investigation. Investigators believe she can help decipher hundreds of transactions, believed to include alleged payments for sex.
According to Greenberg’s plea deal details, he admitted to paying at least one underage girl to have sex. He also admitted to introducing the minor to other men for sex.
Greenberg, a former Florida tax collector, and friend of Gaetz, did not specifically name his friend in his plea agreement or during his hearing on Monday.
Gaetz has vehemently denied any wrongdoing and said he would not step down from Congress amid the allegations.
Prosecutors have not yet brought any charges against Gaetz. The Justice Department will need to consider whether there’s enough evidence to make an indictment.