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Sen. Robert Menendez chats before the start of the Senate Finance Committee on the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be treasury secretary on February 13, 2013. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) Sen. Robert Menendez chats before the start of the Senate Finance Committee on the nomination of former White House chief of staff Jack Lew to be treasury secretary on February 13, 2013. (MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)  

Long-time escort confirms Sen. Bob Menendez paid her for sex

Conchita Sarnoff and David Martosko
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Call girls who service men in such positions of power typically charge between $350 and $1,000 per hour. They advertise their services online or work with established “bookers” who act as modern madams, scheduling the women’s strictly regulated time with “hobbyists” who are eager to pay for sex.

The sessions often feature a “girlfriend experience,” including the illusion of closeness and companionship for men without wives or steady girlfriends, in addition to sex.

Many of the men later post detailed reviews of their experiences on specialized websites, using aliases. Those reviews serve as bona fides so they can secure future “dates” with more escorts.

The women have their own websites, too, where they trade information about the men and decide who is — and isn’t — safe to be with. TheDC has examined Beth’s history on two of these websites, and confirmed that she has been a working escort with a consistent male following for more than a decade.

There is no indication that Sen. Menendez has frequented these websites, but Beth said it would be unusual for a man to have sex with multiple escorts unless he was well-known by a pseudonym online in order to establish credibility with the women.

Given his position of power and influence, Menendez is “somewhat reckless,” she said. (RELATED VIDEO: Menendez said Secret Service agents who solicited prostitutes “should all be fired”)

According to a November 2012 report published by Gawker, a Washington, D.C. resident who lives directly below Menendez’s apartment described nightly sex romps upstairs that regularly continued until the wee hours of the morning.

“They’d usually arrive together in the late evening,” the neighbor told Gawker. “We’d hear him put some jazz on. Maybe around 11 p.m., the noise would start. He had a very squeaky mattress and a very squeaky bed frame. We’d hear moaning, and we could hear them switching positions because different parts of the bed would squeak. It was awful.”

Gawker reported that the women would leave Menendez’s apartment and get into taxicabs at 3 a.m. “without fail.”

“My wife would be up because of the noise, and she’d watch them out the window,” the man said. “They were always in like four-inch heels, and it was definitely a different one every time. Different women on back-to-back nights. These were very young, very attractive women.”