CNN reported Monday that William Paul has been charged with underage drinking and disorderly conduct.

Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulDem wins Kentucky state House seat in district Trump won by 49 points GOP's tax reform bait-and-switch will widen inequality Pentagon budget euphoria could be short-lived MORE's communications director, Moira Bagley, released a statement Sunday requesting "privacy and respect" as the family deals with the matter.

"Sen. Paul is a national public figure and subject to scrutiny in the public arena; however, as many parents with teenagers would understand, his family should be afforded the privacy and respect they deserve in a situation such as this," the statement said.

Rand Paul, the son of recently retired Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), had his own legal showdown at an airport last January, when he was reportedly detained by Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officers for refusing to undergo a pat-down.

TSA said it followed its normal procedure with the Kentucky senator, who has often been sharply critical of the agency's policies.