Prosecutors caution against charging Rep. Matt Gaetz in sex trafficking probe: report

Prosecutors cautioned against charging Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., in a sex trafficking investigation, partly because of credibility questions with two key witnesses, the Washington Post reported.

Senior Department of Justice officials have not decided on whether to charge Gaetz, according to the Post, citing anonymous sources.

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The Post, citing people familiar with the case, said that it is rare the advice would be turned down, but also added that there is always a chance more evidence comes out that could change how the prosecutors understand the case.

Gaetz is under federal investigation for sex trafficking allegations that involved a minor. 

He was being investigated for having sexual relations with a 17-year-old girl and allegedly paid for her to travel with him, the New York Times first reported last year.

Gaetz denied the allegations and has claimed that he only had sexual relations with a 17-year-old when he was 17.

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