The Justice Department appears to be “moving closer” to bringing a criminal indictment against GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz, who is under investigation over the alleged sex trafficking of a minor. As the case moves forward, a woman who had a romantic relationship with the Florida congressman has reportedly testified before a grand jury, NBC News reports.
According to the news outlet, Gaetz’s ex-girlfriend, whose name was withheld for her privacy, “gave testimony Wednesday to a federal grand jury investigating him for sex crimes, a major development that suggests the Department of Justice may be moving closer to indicting him.”
The DOJ is reportedly investigating Gaetz for three possible crimes, including sex-trafficking a 17-year-old girl and obstruction of justice.
One source familiar with the case told NBC News that “the alleged sex-trafficking victim had told investigators at one point that Gaetz had had sex with her.”
Gaetz did not respond to a Daly Boulder request for comment.