A long-time and now former aide to congressman Anthony Brindisi will appear in court Monday after he charged with patronizing a teenage prostitute. 57-year-old John Stemen was charged by state police with third-degree patronizing a prostitute. He’s accused of agreeing to pay a 17-year old $200 for sex.


Rep. Anthony Brindisi

Brindisi’s office said it immediately fire Stemen when they learned of the charges. The former state assemblyman will make his appearance in Utica city court. Brindisi, a Democrat who was elected to Congress last November, represents several counties in the Southern Tier and central New York.


– Michael Baldwin