Patrick Wojahn
Patrick Wojahn

LANDOVER, Md. – The Prince George’s County Police Department’s Child and Vulnerable Adult Abuse – Internet Crimes Against Child Unit arrested a College Park man this morning for possession and distribution of child pornography. The suspect is 47-year-old Patrick Wojahn.

On February 17, 2023, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children notified the PGPD that a social media account operating in the county possessed and distributed suspected child pornography. The image and videos had been uploaded to the social media account in January of 2023. Through various investigative techniques, PGPD investigators discovered the social media account belonged to Wojahn.

On February 28, 2023, PGPD detectives served a search warrant at Wojahn’s College Park home. Investigators recovered multiple cell phones, a storage device, a tablet and a computer. Following additional investigation, PGPD obtained criminal charges against Wojahn and investigators took him into custody early this morning.

Wojahn is charged with 40 counts of possession of child exploitative material and 16 counts of distribution of child exploitative material. He is in the custody of the Department of Corrections.

This remains an open and active investigation.

If anyone has information relevant to this investigation, they are asked to please call detectives at (301) 772-4930.

Callers wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS (8477), go online at, or use the “P3 Tips” mobile app (search “P3 Tips” in the Apple Store or Google Play to download the app onto your mobile device).l Please refer to case number 23-0009239.

Wojahn was elected as Mayor in 2015 after serving for 8 years on the City Council. He submitted his letter of resignation last night.

The City of College Park released the following statement:

“Last night, after business hours, Mayor Patrick L. Wojahn submitted his letter of resignation as Mayor of the City of College Park, effective immediately on March 2. Mayor Wojahn has served in this position since 2015 and on Council since 2007.  The City of College Park thanks Mayor Wojahn for his many years of dedicated service.

Effective immediately, Mayor Pro Tem Denise Mitchell will serve as presiding officer until a Special Election is held and a new Mayor has been sworn in.  Per the City Charter, a Special Election must be held within 65 days. The City’s Board of Election Supervisors will convene to schedule the date of the Special Election. Details about the upcoming Special Election, including candidate packets and voting information, will be posted on the City’s website at The candidate elected as Mayor in the Special Election will serve until the next Mayor is seated following the November 5, 2023 General Election.  “

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    1. College park is located in prince George’s county which is located in southern Maryland

      1. Go ask anyone in College Park if they think they are part of Southern MD. So ask anyone in Charles, St Mary’s or Calvert if they think College Park is in Southern Md. No one but you would agree with your statement.

          1. Good lord. Wikipedia and Southern Maryland Hospital. That’s your confirmation that PG county is part of Southern Maryland? What a joke.

          2. PS. Did you read the Wikipedia post? Obviously not. Go look at their map…College Park is clearly NOT included.

        1. They can disagree all they want to, I don’t care, it’s the lack of research and knowledge that makes them all incorrect

  1. if we aren’t using anonymous internet access, it should be disclosed to us if we think we are. If the police take equipment into custody, how do we know they don’t plant stuff on it? The sites that were visited, whos responsible for them? Is this an effort to get rid of the sites, or just get rid of the users? The elected who are accused should demand their 4th amendment rights + not resign until they are sent- off to jail, not just sentenced.

  2. the elected set a bad example when they resign when they’ve been arrested, instead of waiting until they ‘ve been found guilty + sentenced. I know, it can be hard to serve your term when youre in jail.

  3. To all the ill-informed, Southern Maryland, historically consisted of the 5 tobacco producing counties in South Western Maryland.
    Anne Arundel Co.
    Prince George’s Co.
    Calvert Co.
    Charles Co.
    St. Mary’s County
    All of these Counties are tied to the Patuxent drainage.

    This thing, a demonic, perverted sexual deviant may have involved Children, in this sickening case, “Boys” from Southern Maryland.
    So this connects directly to Our region.
    May swift, harsh justice fall upon the sicko’s head, truly his mind is irreparably warped, as though seared by a hot iron rod.

    1. An Rome historically ruled the world, but it doesn’t any longer. PG and Anne Arundel may have been part of Southern MD in 1820, maybe even 1920. They are not part of Southern Maryland in 2020.

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