GOP Senate candidate charged with making false statements about a fake crime

A Maryland GOP Senate candidate might have just ended his career before it even started after he was arrested over a bizarre incident involving a child trafficking report.

According to Fox News, , also known as. Dr. Jon McGreevey, told police earlier this year that he believed that a young girl at the bookstore where he worked was being forced by a man to commit sexual acts with other men. The report, clearly alarming, was immediately investigated. 

Law enforcement officials conducted a widespread investigation with potential witnesses and the girl allegedly involved in the crime, and even gathered so-called evidence. The result of the investigation turned up nothing, whatsoever.

As a result, White was arrested and charged with making false statements, according to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler, in a statement, was clearly unhappy with White’s fake account, especially as it cost the department valuable resources, and the fact that White is a candidate for high office.

“It is shameful that a candidate for public office would make up such a story and use it to further his own political agenda,” Sheriff Gahler said.

He added: “It is even more appalling, that another individual, who is running for a law enforcement position, would embrace such an obviously false narrative in an effort to gain political traction – nothing more.” Gahler was reportedly referring to another Republican candidate who had also used the hoax story for political gain, oftentimes appearing alongside White during campaign events.

“Fearmongering and antagonism caused wasted time and energy by our personnel, whose time would have been better served protecting the citizens of Harford County, instead of investigating lies,” the angry sheriff’s statement continued.