Athans is the founder of the liberal TalkUSA Radio network. The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News first reported on the case.
Here's the backpage.com ad for Alycia Martin and her MySpace page.
According to the Detroit Free Press,
Athans, 46, issued a statement through a Royal Oak law firm representing him, saying, "No words can fully express how sorry I am. At the time this incident occurred, I took responsibility for my actions and fully cooperated with law enforcement. My family and I are dealing with this matter in a personal and private way."BTW, picture of Martin to the left. No indication on the state of Stabenow's relationship with Athans yet.
Without being specific, Stabenow, 57, said her colleagues have been showing their support for her. "I'm very grateful for the prayers and support I'm receiving," she said.