By Jessica Kronzer and Luke Lukert. A former College Park mayor was sentenced to three decades in prison Monday for charges associated with child pornography possession. Patrick Wojahn, who served as the mayor of College Park in Maryland, pleaded guilty to 140 charges related to child pornography possession and distribution, leading to his sentencing. The disgraced former mayor will spend 30 years behind bars, but will be eligible for parole after serving one-quarter of his sentence.
Patrick Wojahn's case shocked the community of College Park, where he was once a figure of authority and leadership. The sentencing marks the end of a long legal battle that began when Wojahn was taken into custody on March 2, 2023, on child pornography charges. The severity of the charges and their implications for the safety of children have brought significant attention to this case.
Wojahn's guilty plea to 140 child pornography offenses came as part of an agreement that resulted in his 30-year prison sentence. The charges, which include possession and distribution of child sexual abuse material, highlight the disturbing nature of Wojahn's actions. The former mayor's fall from grace has left the community in shock and disbelief.