Patrick Wojahn, the mayor of University Playground, Maryland, resigned after authorizations apprehended him on 56 matters of kid pornography-related fees, Royal prince George’s Region Authorities Principal Malik Aziz stated throughout a Thursday information seminar along with Jessica Garth, an agent coming from the State’s Attorney’s Workplace.
Wojahn remains in guardianship at the Royal prince George’s Region Division of adjustments as well as will certainly quickly satisfy a commissioner that will certainly create a decision on Wojahn’s “bond, or even whether he will certainly be actually kept, or even whether he will certainly be actually launched on pre-trial launch,” Garth stated.
“If he isn’t launched, he will certainly view a court. That listening to will certainly probably be actually tomorrow,” Garth included.
Wojahn sent out a character of resignation Wednesday evening, as well as his resignation works since Thursday, a press release coming from the urban area stated.
“Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn sent his character of resignation as Mayor of the Urban area of University Playground, efficient instantly on March 2,” it stated. “Mayor Wojahn has actually offered within this particular setting because 2015 as well as on Authorities because 2007. The Urban area of University Playground many thanks Mayor Wojahn for his several years of devoted solution.”
Mayor Professional Tem Denise Mitchell will certainly perform the urban area in the interim, up till a Unique Political vote-casting is actually kept for one more mayor, the launch stated.
A lawyer for Wojahn stated in an e-mail he’s “cooperating completely along with police.”
“While prematurely towards discuss the allegations, we’ll remain to cooperate as the procedure unravels,” the e-mail included.
In his resignation character, Wojahn stated, “While this examination doesn’t include any type of authorities urban area company of any type of type, it remains in the very best rate of passions of our neighborhood that I tip apart as well as certainly not function as a interruption.”
University Playground urban area authorities are actually “stunned as well as disrupted” due to the arrest as well as fees, inning accordance with a declaration coming from the urban area.
“Exactly just what has actually concern illumination within this particular examination is actually an overall shock towards our team,” the declaration stated, including, “our team motivate our locals towards look for any type of assist they feeling required” due to the “upsetting as well as challenging” information.