All around idiot clown and political embarrassment Blaine Young was convicted today of three prostitution related charges for paying an undercover police officer $60 for sex in a sting in Anne Arundel County back in February.
An Anne Arundel County judge on Tuesday found Blaine Young, the former president of the Frederick County Board of County Commissioners, guilty of three prostitution-related counts.
District Judge H. Richard Duden III then gave Young probation before judgment. In court, Duden also said Young would pay $200 in court costs and fines. However, in a phone interview later, Young said court papers actually listed that total as $142.50.
“I’m sorry for any embarrassment I’ve caused,” Young said tearfully in court before his sentencing, adding that he wanted to be a good citizen.
Of course, Young had just finished embarrassing himself further with his legal defense.
Young, however, said in court that he never brought up sex and he went to the hotel to get a massage.
He had been driving part time for his taxi company, he said, and was going to pick a fare up from the airport. Young is a co-owner of Yellow Cab.
He was waiting for the client at a Shell station near the airport and he mentioned to other drivers waiting there that he was having foot and neck pain, he said.
Another cab driver said that he knew an attractive blonde in the area who gave good massages. Young said he entered the terms “BWI,” “massage” and “blonde” into a search engine on his cellphone and found the ad that led him to the undercover officer, according to his testimony.
Young said he called to see if he would have enough time for a massage and when he learned that the person he believed to be a masseuse was nearby, he went to meet her. He paid her the $60 she requested, thinking it was for a massage, and he was arrested.
When prosecutor Natalie D’Antonio asked him about a Facebook post in which he apologized for his actions and referenced “demons to deal with and conquer,” Young said that was not an admission of guilt, but expression of remorse for what he had put his then-fiancée, children and family through.
Duden said he did not believe Young’s version of events. Young should have reasonably concluded, he said, that the ad — which referenced fetishes and contained an image of a woman in a thong — was an ad for prostitution, not massages.
“A 12-year-old boy can look at that ad and know what it’s about,” the judge said.
Ah, the old “I thought I was paying for a massage” defense. Worked about as well as it usually does. Why do morons like this insist on going to trial and making idiots of themselves? Just plead guilty and get it over with.
Well, at least in this case, we now have a judicial finding that Blaine Young is dumber than a 12 year old. Which honestly is an insult to virtually all 12 year olds.
Hopefully, this will be the last we hear of Blaine Young. Given his history, however, that’s probably a forlorn hope.