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Former Frederick County official charged with prostitution

FREDERICK — Former Frederick County Commissioners president Blaine Young faces prostitution charges in Anne Arundel County.

Online court records show that Young was charged in a criminal information Monday with four counts of prostitution stemming from an incident Feb. 18.

Defense attorney Peter O’Neill says Young plans to plead not guilty and mount a vigorous defense.

Frederick radio station WFMD first reported the charges late Tuesday.

The 44-year-old Republican served on the county board from 2010 to 2014. He lost the 2014 election for county executive.

Young was a Frederick city alderman from 1997 to 2001. He chose not to seek re-election after his name appeared in the records of an escort service in the city’s “black book” scandal. Young said he had hired the women to dance at parties.