Pelosi calls for ethics probe into Wu sex report

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PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) -- House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is calling for an ethics panel investigation of Rep. David Wu following a published allegation that a young woman reported he'd engaged in "aggressive and unwanted sexual behavior."

The Oregon Democrat has been facing calls to resign, but remained silent Sunday over the allegation.

In a statement Sunday night, Pelolsi asked the "Ethics Committee to initiate an investigation into the allegations against Congressman Wu."

Pelosi had a telephone conversation with Wu Saturday but neither politician disclosed any details.

The Democratic leader says she will send a letter to leaders of the Republican-led House Monday formally asking for the probe.

Wu's spokesman Erik Dorey did not return repeated phone calls for a response to Pelosi's statement.