Buttigieg’s Friend Gets 30 Years in Prison for Child Porn

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In March, Patrick Lewis Wojahn, the first openly homosexual mayor of his city of College Park, Md., who fancied himself a role model for LGBTQ youth, was arrested on dozens of counts of possessing and distributing child pornography.

On Monday, he was sentenced to 30 years after having pled guilty in August to 140 counts related to the possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material.

According to The Baltimore Sun, “His indictment charges he with possession, possessing with intent to distribute and distribution of material that exploits children — a mixture of misdemeanors, with maximum sentences ranging between 5 to 10 year’s imprisonment.” Circuit Judge Karen H. Mason, according to court records online and the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s Office sentenced him to 150 years’ prison on Monday. She suspended the remaining 30 years.

Wojahn will have to register as a sex offender upon his release. Wojahn is eligible for parole after 25 percent of his sentence, according to Maryland law. This would be approximately seven and a half years.

Aisha Bráveboy, state’s Attorney for Prince George’s County, has praised the sentence handed down to Wojahn.

Braveboy told the Baltimore Sun that child pornography is not only about images. The traumas these young people have suffered are also important to consider. ”

Wojahn has attended a number of LGBTQ events that Joe Biden hosted. Wojahn has called Biden the “most pro-LGBTQ president in U.S. history!” History!” Wojahn and his partner were invited by the White House to witness Biden sign the Respect for Marriage Act on the South Lawn.

Wojahn claimed that Pete Buttigieg “mentored” him after their meeting in Washington, D.C., in 2015, during the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Winter Meeting, when Wojahn stated Buttigieg, was “assigned to me as [his] buddy.”

Buttigieg revealed in a 2019 interview that he and his mentor had talked about “the challenges of an openly gay mayor”. Buttigieg also shared his story of coming to the public after assuming office. They have maintained a close friendship since then.

The collaboration between child abuse investigators from around the globe allowed detectives and prosecutors to identify 52 exploited children. Several victims read their impact statements.

Meyers said that “this crime does not have no victims.” This crime affects these children both now and for the rest of their lives.