Democrat Maryland mayor arrested on 56 child pornography charges

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“Last night, after business hours, Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn submitted his letter of resignation as Mayor of the City of College Park, effective immediately on March 2,” the city wrote in a statement. “The City of College Park thanks Mayor Wojahn for his many years of dedicated service.”

The city went on to explain that a Special Election would be held within sixty-five days, and in the interim period, Mayor Pro Tem Denise Mitchell will serve as presiding officer.

“It has been a profound honor and privilege to serve the City of College Park since 2007 as a City Councilmember and your Mayor,” Wojahn wrote in his letter of resignation, “however, effective immediately, I must resign my position.”

He admitted that he had been arrested, but did not give any specific details. 

“While this investigation does not involve any official city business of any kind, it is in the best interests of our community that I step aside and not serve as a distraction,” he added.

Wojahn thanked those who had reached out to him, and claimed that he was “stepping away to deal with my own mental health.” 

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