“Prosecutors Gone Wild”

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Maryland’s Ocean City is a place where vacationers can relax and just have a good time while visiting the beach. Cecil County State’s Attorney Edward Rollins, unfortunately got a little bit carried away with the “good time” part of that on a recent trip. So much so that the police were called for a report of a “nude man on a hotel balcony.”

Worcester County prosecutors on Monday charged Cecil County State’s Attorney Edward D. Rollins III with two counts each indecent exposure and disorderly conduct following accusations that he exposed himself on two different occasions in Ocean City.

Worcester County State’s Attorney Beau Oglseby, whose office is prosecuting the case, announced the charges Monday against Rollins, 60, of North East, Md.
“After carefully considering which course of action would be the most appropriate given the need to handle this matter with transparency balanced against the desire to shield the identifies of the victims, filing a criminal information achieved both of those goals,” Oglesby said in a statement. 
The charges filed against Rollins stemmed from an incident that allegedly happened at around 4 p.m. Wednesday, June 22. Ocean City police said officers were called to the Clarion Hotel for a report of a “nude male” on a balcony. 
Police said officers located the room in question and ultimately took Rollins into custody for disorderly conduct and indecent exposure. According to the statement of charges filed against him, Rollins also indecently exposed himself on Tuesday, June 21. 

Two other things to note: originally, there was a photo of Rollins “in action” that seems mercifully to have been taken down so I don’t have to stoop so low as to link to it.

Second, Rollins is apparently under consideration for a Circuit Court judgeship in Cecil County, where both his father and grandfather were judges. Somehow, I think he needs to consider other career paths – that judge thing isn’t looking too good right now.

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