I don't know how much more diversity and inclusion I can stand!
The first gay mayor of College Park, Maryland, a suburb of Washington DC, has been arrested and you'll never guess what for.
The gay-activist Democrat mayor of College Park, Maryland, who has branded himself as something of a role model for LGBTQ youth, was arrested Thursday morning on dozens of counts of possessing and distributing child pornography, totaling 56 child sex offenses.
47-year-old Patrick Lewis Wojahn, a regular White House guest and the first openly gay man to take mayoral office in his city, is charged with 40 counts of possession of child sexual exploitative material and 16 felony counts of distribution of child porn.
Yeah, any time a powerful LGBT activist wants to make himself into some sort of sexual minority role model for youth...
The mayor had 56(!!!) child sex offenses on the arrest, including possession and distribution of child porn.
Wojahn, who ran for mayor in 2015 following eight years of service on the city council "to help College Park realize its unfulfilled promise of becoming a top-tier college town," was busted after the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) notified the Prince George's County Police Department on Feb. 17 that images and videos of child sexual abuse were uploaded in January to a social media account operating in its jurisdiction. PGPD investigators soon discovered that the account in question belonged to Wojahn, according to a press release issued Thursday by the police department. PGPD detectives served a search warrant Tuesday at Wojahn's home in College Park, where investigators recovered multiple cell phones, a storage device, a tablet, and a computer before the mayor was handcuffed Thursday by the police department's Internet Crimes Against Child Unit...
The mayor is now in the custody of the Department of Corrections and is due to appear in court for a bail-review hearing Friday afternoon and a preliminary hearing at the end of the month on March 31. The criminal investigation remains "open and active."
Wojahn is an open and avid LGBT advocate.
College Park is also a very pro-LGBT town. Even after his arrest, the official city account wished Wojahn nothing but the best!
The city of College Park — ranked one of America's top LGBTQ-inclusive cities and home to the University of Maryland — released its own statement on Wojahn's resignation that was submitted Wednesday night, "thanking" the mayor "for his many years of dedicated service." This year, College Park received a perfect 100 on its Municipal Equality Index scorecard from the gay-lobbying group Human Rights Commission, which doled out extra credit for the city's openly LGBTQ elected leaders.
In 2020, city leadership publicly celebrated the first time it earned a perfect score, with Wojahn declaring that "College Park aims to be a welcoming community for all, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity." The rating, which the mayor "worked for several years to achieve," "recognizes our true commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity," Wojahn stated.
Yeah, maybe they got a little TOO inclusive if they elect child predators to office.
But hey, Democrats have been doing that for decades! Harvey Milk, anyone?
Wojahn also claims to be mentored by the Biden Transportation Secretary Mayor Pete.
Today, Wojahn reminisces how he was "mentored" by the Biden administration's Transporation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg.
The duo met when Wojahn was first elected in 2015 and went to the U.S. Conference of Mayors winter meeting in the nation's capital, where the Biden official "was assigned to be my buddy." (Not long afterward, the pair's respective marital partners, Kolesar and Chasten Buttigieg were introduced to each other at a White House reception under the Obama administration.)
The two men talked about "the challenges of being an openly gay mayor, with Buttigieg sharing with his mentee the story of his coming out while serving in office," according to the Washington Blade's sit-down conversation with Wojahn. At the time, Wojahn wanted the city to cover the cost of "gender-reassignment surgery" for trans government employees through its healthcare plan.
Wojahn and Buttigieg kept in touch as time passed. At a summertime campaign stop in Maryland, the mentor and mentee reunited to drink beers together during Buttigieg's failed 2020 presidential run when he banked Wojahn's ringing endorsement.