GBI probing whether agent used adultery website

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating whether one of its agents used a government email address to create an account on the adultery website Ashley Madison.

GBI spokesman Scott Dutton said the investigation is ongoing and the results should be released next week.

“We were made aware of it, and there are a lot of questions about whether it was legitimately that agent,” he said Thursday. “We are trying to get to the bottom of it.”

Earlier this week, state Rep. Allen Peake of Macon said he was re-evaluating his political future after he admitted he once had an account on the website, which is devoted to extra-marital affairs.

Hackers in August stole records of millions of people who used the website and released the records and many websites have since downloaded the data to “out” users of the site.

One dump of the data yielded more than 15,000 e-mail addresses hosted by government and military servers, including a few dozen from Georgia governments. Four metro Atlanta governments and the Georgia Department of Transportation domain addresses were among those found in the lists.