The Charleston airman implicated in the Colombian prostitution scandal will be questioned this week during a visit by the officer leading the Pentagon’s investigation.

The U.S. Southern Command confirmed today an Air Force colonel leading the probe will visit Charleston to conduct one of several interviews planned with the 11 members of the Armed Forces linked to the after-hours events in Cartagena this month.

The Charleston airman, who for now is being described only as a member of the enlisted ranks, has the right to have an attorney present during the questioning, said Army Col. Scott Malcom, chief spokesman for the Southern Command headquartered in Miami, where the investigation is originating.

The airman’s area of expertise or assignment duty in Colombia has not been disclosed.

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Schuyler Kropf is The Post and Courier political editor. He has covered every major political race in South Carolina dating to 1988, including for U.S. Senate, governorship, the Statehouse and Republican and Democratic presidential primaries.