US Senator Susan Collins has said that "twenty or 21 foreign national women" were brought to the hotel in Colombia by US Secret Service agents and US military, according to Reuters.
Ms Collins was briefed by Secret Service director Mark Sullivan who said that US marines were allegedly involved.
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