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Former official charged with prostitution

Posted at 5:10 PM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-23 17:10:28-04
Former Frederick County Commissioners president Blaine Young faces prostitution charges in Anne Arundel County. 
 
Online court records show that Young was charged in a criminal information Monday with four counts of prostitution stemming from an incident Feb. 18. Defense attorney Peter O'Neill says Young plans to plead not guilty and mount a vigorous defense. Frederick radio station WFMD first reported the charges late Tuesday.
 
The 44-year-old Republican served on the county board from 2010 to 2014. He lost the 2014 election for county executive. Young was a Frederick city alderman from 1997 to 2001.
 
The State's Attorney for Anne Arundel County said that Young's charges carry a maxium fine of $500 and/or one year in jail.
 
He chose not to seek re-election after his name appeared in the records of an escort service in the city's "black book" scandal.
 
Young's trial is scheduled for June 27.