TalkUSA Radio executive Tom Athans admitted to police that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Residence Inn in the metro Detroit suburb of Troy. Athans has been married to Michigan U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow since 2003.
Athans was not arrested in the sting (insert lucky john here) but he did receive a charge of driving with a suspended license. He told officers that he had secured the services of a prostitute on the internet. Police arrested 20 year old Alycia Martin. They confiscated her cell phone, laptop and $431 in cash.
Athans, 46, issued a statement through his lawyer saying:
No words can fully express how sorry I am. At the time this incident occurred, I took responsibility for my actions and fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way.”
Without being specific, Senator Stabenow, 57, also stepped to the microphone for a short sound bite in which she shared: “I’m very grateful for the prayers and support I’m receiving.” A photo of the couple has reportedly been removed from her official website. No word on whether he will also be removed from hearth and home.
More photos after the jump.