Call Girl Claims Married Republican Lawmaker Secretly Met her Twice for Sex and Releases Text Messages he Sent her – As he Steps Down Citing ‘Family Issues’

A married Republican lawmaker who voted for stricter laws against prostitution has resigned after an escort claims he met her twice for sex. Jon E. Stanard (seen left with his wife, Leanne) paid a call girl known professionally as Brie Taylor (right) for sex during two business trips to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2017. The conservative politician was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012 and has three children with his wife LeeAnne. Text messages (inset) seen by DailyMail.com appear to show that he met with Taylor, 39, in Salt Lake City, Utah, twice last year, after seeing her advert online.

A married Republican lawmaker who voted for stricter laws against prostitution has abruptly resigned after an escort claims he met her twice for sex.

Call girl Brie Taylor claims Jon E. Stanard paid her for sex during two business trips to Salt Lake City, Utah, in 2017.

The two exchanged text messages arranging to meet in Salt Lake City on at least two occasions last year.

In one particular exchange, Taylor asks Stanard if she should bring any ‘accessories’ or ‘toys’, perhaps a ‘corset’.

The conservative politician was elected to the Utah House of Representatives in 2012 and has three children with his wife LeeAnne.

Last year, 43-year-old Stanard, of St. George, Utah, voted in favor of stricter laws on prostitution, including increasing the penalty for soliciting sex to $2,500.

And on his website he states: ‘I am a strong advocate for conservative family values. I am pro life, as well as for traditional marriage.’

But text messages seen by DailyMail.com appear to show that he met with Taylor, 39, in Salt Lake City, Utah, twice last year, after seeing her advert online.

The number they were sent from matches Stanard’s public profile on the Utah House of Representatives website.

Taylor claims he paid her $250 for each of the one-hour sessions in June and August during which she says she performed oral sex on him and they had intercourse.

Stanard was approached for comment on Taylor’s allegations on Tuesday night.

In a text exchange dated March 7, 2017, Stanard informs Taylor he would not be able to meet her because he needed to take care of his sick son

In a text exchange dated March 7, 2017, Stanard informs Taylor he would not be able to meet her because he needed to take care of his sick son

In a text exchange dated March 7, 2017, Stanard informs Taylor he would not be 
able to meet her because he needed to take care of his sick son

His personal web site and social media accounts have been deleted and his registered phone numbers have also been disconnected.

On Wednesday afternoon, speaker of the house Greg Hughes released a statement announcing his shock resignation.

He said: ‘Last night Rep. Stanard unexpectedly resigned due to personal and family concerns. We will honor his request for privacy, and ask that others do the same.

‘We wish Jon and his family the best at this time.’

Stanard’s attorney Walter Bugden said: ‘Given the current climate in this country with misconduct allegations and the way things are happening in the media right now, there isn’t any explanation that my client could give that would overcome the shadow of these allegations.

‘He has resigned his office.’

In one particular exchange, Taylor asks Stanard if she should bring any 'accessories' or 'toys', perhaps a 'corset'

In one particular exchange, Taylor asks Stanard if she should bring any 
'accessories' or 'toys', perhaps a 'corset'

DailyMail.com has reached out to Bugden seeking comment on Taylor’s allegations.

Speaking to the Associated Press, Stanard said he was resigning to spend time with his father who has terminal cancer.

Mom-of-one Taylor described Stanard’s political stance as ‘hypocritical’ and said: “It was inevitable that he had to resign.

‘People here will be grossed out and appalled by this. They thought they knew him.

‘I was surprised when I found out that he voted in favor of stricter laws.

‘This is a Republican state so you have to stick with your buddies otherwise it will hurt your career but on the other hand, he is a john.

‘It is hypocritical because he is supporting laws that make it stricter for other men who do what he does.’

Taylor claims Stanard, who represents around 32,000 people living in Utah’s District 62, first approached her on March 7 2017.

He allegedly wrote: ‘Looking at your website. Can you meet?’

In a second text he added: ‘Would need to be tonight. Only in town a little. Anytime. Can do in or out. At hotel in downtown SL.’

They exchanged a string of messages but Taylor was unavailable because her 10-year-old son was sick.

He messaged her again the following month but she was again unavailable, and they met for the first time at the Fairfiled Inn by Marriott Hotel in Downtown Salt Lake City, Utah on June 20.

Taylor said: ‘I already knew who he was because I screen all my clients using a phone number service and I Googled him.

The phone number the text messages were sent from matches Stanard's public profile on the Utah House of Representatives website

The phone number the text messages were sent from matches Stanard’s public profile on the Utah House of Representatives website

‘I was surprised that he was using his real phone number. I thought that was kind of stupid but I knew he wasn’t a psycho so I met him.

‘He opened the door and he was very nice. He was a gentleman.

‘We chatted just briefly and then I got changed out of what I was wearing into lingerie.

‘Then the adult stuff started to happen.’

Taylor then described how she performed oral sex on him and the pair engaged in multiple positions of vaginal and anal intercourse.

‘It was a one-hour session and it went pretty quickly, then the rest of it was chatting,’ she said.

‘I told him I had Googled him and we talked about what he does. He said he comes up to Salt Lake a lot and he would like to see me again.

‘He said he never does this sort of stuff in St. George because it is really culturally strict down there.’

The escort of three years, who has appeared in porn films, says Stanard returned on a business trip that summer and they met at the same hotel on August 22.

‘He doesn’t drink so we didn’t do anything like that but during that session they were trying to pass medical marijuana so we talked about that,’ she said.

Screenshots appear to show messages sent from Stanard’s cell beginning in March last year and running through November 2017, when he most recently contacted Taylor.

The number matches the one listed for the politician on the official website for Utah’s House of Representatives.

That phone number has now been disconnected.

This comes after Stanard voted in favor of a bill which saw the crime of soliciting a prostitute reclassified from a class B misdemeanor to a class A one in March 2017.

If convicted, he could face a $2,500 fine.

The amendment also made it easier for officials to prosecute escorts working independently, as opposed to those operating primarily in brothels or loitering in public.

The allegations against Stanard risk backlash in fiercely Republican Utah, where the majority of the populace is Mormon and politics is heavily influenced by the church.

The LDS Church doctrine bars sexual activity outside of marriage and adultery is regarded as one of the greatest of all the sins next to murder.

In 2016, Utah also became the first to decry pornography as a public health crisis in a bill that Stanard supported.

SOURCE: Daily Mail