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Thành phố College Park, là quê hương (home) của một trong những trường Đại học Công lập lớn,
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Có tên thị trưởng, dân chủ thổ tả, có chồng đàn ông, vừa bị bắt vì lưu trữ, phân phối các loại tài liệu khiêu dâm có trẻ em…

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Washington, D.C

College Park Mayor Arrested on 56 Counts of Possession, Distribution of Child Pornography

Patrick Wojahn, 47, was taken into custody Thursday morning. He’s charged with “40 counts of possession of child exploitative material and 16 counts of distribution of child exploitative material,” police said

By Maggie More, NBC Washington Staff and Tracee Wilkins, News4 Investigative Reporter Published March 2, 2023 Updated 3 hours ago

Patrick Wojahn, the mayor of College Park, Maryland, was arrested Thursday morning on charges of possession and distribution of child sex abuse material, Prince George’s County Police said.
Wojahn, 47, has resigned from his position as mayor, according to a news release from the city.
“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 release said. “Mayor Wojahn has served in this position since 2015 and on Council since 2007.”
News4’s Tracee Wilkins broke the story on Twitter Thursday morning.

According to a news release from Prince George’s County police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified police of a suspicious social media account operating in the county on Feb. 17.
“The image and videos,” which the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children believed to be child sex abuse material, “had been uploaded to the social media account in January of 2023,” the release said. “Through various investigative techniques, PGPD investigators discovered the social media account belonged to Wojahn.”


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Police served a search warrant on Wojahn’s home Tuesday and found “multiple cell phones, a storage device, a tablet and a computer,” the release said.
Wojahn was taken into custody Thursday morning and was “charged with 40 counts of possession of child exploitative material and 16 counts of distribution of child exploitative material,” police said.
The investigation is still ongoing, police said.
It is unclear if Wojahn has an attorney.
The City of College Park posted a link to Wojahn’s resignation letter on the same webpage as their official release.
“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,” Wojahn said in the letter, dated March 2.
Read the full letter in the window below:

College Park will hold a special election within 65 days to elect a new mayor. Until then, “Mayor Pro Tem Denise Mitchell will serve as presiding officer” of the city.


Patrick Wojahn with his husband Dave Kolesar.

College Park mayor and husband celebrate ‘momentous’ victory in marriage equality at the White House


December 13, 2022, 8:44 PM

President Biden signed the Respect for Marriage Act into law on the White House’s South Lawn on Tuesday, and among the many couples who gathered to witness and celebrate the signing was a couple from College Park, Maryland.

“It certainly is a momentous occasion,” said College Park Mayor Patrick Wojahn, who attended the event with his husband, Dave Kolesar.

“I think there’s a little bit of a ‘pinch me, I’m dreaming’ aspect to it,” Kolesar, who is WTOP’s senior broadcast engineer, said about being present to see history being made.

The couple has been a part of the fight for marriage equality in Maryland since 2004 when they were named plaintiffs in a lawsuit seeking to overturn a ban on gay marriage in the state. A judge originally ruled in their favor, before an appeals court overturned the ruling.

Kolesar said when they initially joined the lawsuit they were greeted by skepticism from family, friends, acquaintances and even members of the gay rights movement who questioned if it was too soon to fight for marriage quality.

“Part of the task that we saw when we first joined the lawsuit was to frame the debate, because I guess you could say the Overton window was in a totally different place than where it is now,” Kolesar said.

The two later wed in 2011 in D.C., when Maryland said out-of-state marriages would be recognized. Months later, same-sex marriage was made legal in the state.

Both were excited to see a law which protects both same-sex and interracial marriages signed, though Wojahn said seeing this outcome after years of fighting seemed far from certain.

“There were many times when this outcome was in doubt, and we weren’t sure which way things were going to go,” Wojahn said.

Now after 18 years of fighting for this, they said attending the signing was gratifying.

“It feels like it’s a sort of a turning point and a crossroads, a moment where we’re really gonna look back in 20 years and remember this day, as a date that really signified something important in our history and the history of our country,” Wojahn said.