EDGEWOOD, MD—Authorities have charged a Baltimore man with making a false statement after he made a false report to the Harford County Sheriff’s Office regarding child sex trafficking.
On April 13, 2022, detectives received information regarding possible child sex trafficking occurring at an adult bookstore in the 3000-block of Pulaski Highway in Edgewood.
Detectives identified an employee of the business, Ryan Dark White, a.k.a. Dr. Jon McGreevey, 54, a candidate for U.S. Senate, as the source of the information.
The information provided alleged that an adult male was inside the business with a young girl, 10-12 years of age, and forcing the child to perform sexual acts on male customers.
Detectives initiated an investigation and identified the adult male and juvenile female mentioned in the initial complaint.
On July 7, detectives interviewed White. The investigation revealed that, at no time were any sexual acts performed or offered by any of the individuals in the establishment.
On July 15, detectives arrested Ryan White without incident. White is charged with making false statements to a law enforcement officer, false statement of the commission of a crime, and existence of a condition imminently dangerous to public health and safety.
He was transported to the Harford County Detention Center, where he is being held pending an initial appearance before a District Court Commissioner.
“It is shameful that a candidate for public office would make up such a story and use it to further his own political agenda” said Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey R. Gahler. “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. I am beyond grateful this young girl is safe, but extremely disappointed someone would attempt to discredit and disparage the work of the dedicated men and women of the Harford County Sheriff’s Office and Child Advocacy Center. 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 investigation is ongoing. No further information is being released at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Harford County Sheriff’s Office at 410-879-2000.