Utica, N.Y. - U.S. Rep. Anthony Brindisi has fired an aide in his Utica office
57 year old John A. Stemen was charged after an investigation showed he was involved with a 17-year-old who he admitted to meeting via the internet and paying $200 for a sexual date.
Stemen was an aide for Anthony Brindisi.
A spokeswoman for Brindisi said Stemen was fired yesterday after the congressman became aware of the prostitution charge.
Steinman was issued an appearance ticket to appear May 20 in Utica City Court.