A Dulles International Airport security manager with the Department of Homeland Security was arrested on prostitution charges by Montgomery County police this month.
Bryant Jermaine Livingston, 39, was arrested March 16 after police applied for a warrant following an incident that took place Feb. 15 in the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring.
Hotel staff called police at 7:41 p.m. that night when a manager saw people entering and exiting a room Livingston was renting, said Montgomery County Police spokeswoman Officer Rebecca Innocenti.
“Both males and females were seen in the lobby and there was just a lot of activity for this one hotel room,” she said. “The manager actually identified [Livingston] as a frequent hotel guest and this sort of activity had happened before, but this was the first time police were called.”
Police accompanied the hotel manager upstairs and, when Livingston answered the door, police saw 11 people in the room, including “three naked females and four males attempting to get dressed,” according to charging documents filed by police in county district court.
Livingston denied any wrongdoing and invited officers into the room, the charging documents state. Livingston spoke to police in the hallway, telling them he “runs the airport security at Dulles,” and showing them a business card from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Transportation Security Administration identifying Livingston as a security manager, according to the document.
On Feb. 28, police interviewed one of the men who had been in the room and learned he paid Livingston $100 to enter the room and engage in sexual activities, Innocenti said. Based on that evidence, a warrant was issued for Livingston and county police arrested him in a building adjacent to Dulles while Livingston was in a training session, Innocenti said.
Kawika Riley, a spokesman for the Transportation Security Administration, confirmed in a statement Livingston was employed by the TSA as a transportation security manager. He was hired Oct. 29, 2002.
“TSA cooperated fully with law enforcement during their investigation into this matter. The alleged off-duty conduct of this individual is unacceptable and in no way reflects the integrity and professionalism of the more than 50,000 security officers who strive every day to ensure the security of the traveling public,” Riley said in the statement. “[Livingston] is not a member of our workforce anymore.”
Riley could not immediately confirm when Livingston stopped working for TSA or under what circumstances he left. Riley also was unable to comment on an investigation launched by homeland security’s Office of the Inspector General in 2009.
According to charging documents, a special agent from the office of the inspector general contacted police after Livingston’s arrest and notified detectives a similar complaint was filed against Livingston in 2009 alleging Livingston was operating a prostitution ring and charging clients $25 for sexual acts.
Livingston was released on his own recognizance from the Montgomery County Detention Center later the same day of his arrest, according to court records.
Calls to Livingston’s home in Manassas were not answered Thursday.