Former Frederick County Elected Official Says He’s Sorry

Blaine Young was convicted of prostitution-related offenses & sentenced.

Frederick, Md. (DG)  A former local political leader was found guilty on Tuesday in Anne Arundel County District Court on three misdemeanor prostitution-related offenses. The judge gave Blaine Young, 44, probation before judgment, and ordered him to pay a $200 fine and to serve a year of unsupervised probation.

Young told Bob Miller on WFMD’s Morning News Express that he is sorry. “What I was looking for was inappropriate. I’m guilty. I accept that. I’m trying to move on with my life,” he said.

Young was arrested in February for prostitution during a police sting at a hotel near BWI Airport after answering an on-line ad. He testified at trial that he went to the hotel for a massage.

“What I have to live with for the rest of my life is that I may never be able to make right with certain people. All I can do is try,” he said, through tears. “I’m sure that’s there’s many people that are listening that they have to deal with the same thing. So I understand what they have to deal with too. And all I can do is to try to make the best of my life; be a good citizens; be a good father.”

Young was elected to the Frederick County Commissioners in 2010 and lost a bid for County Executive in November 2014. He was also elected to the Frederick Board of Aldermen in 1997. He served from 1998-2002.