Former KKK Imperial Wizard Arrested for Statutory Rape in Maryland

  • January 12, 2007

The former leader of the Sharpsburg, Maryland-based World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, who disbanded his group in November 2006 to join the neo-Nazi National Socialist Movement (NSM), is accused of forcing a child to perform oral sex on him.

Gordon Creal Young, 40, of Sharpsburg, Maryland, was arrested on January 10, 2007, on seven criminal counts, including two counts each of second-degree assault and sex abuse of a minor, second-degree sex offense, and one count of causing another person to ingest bodily fluid.

The charges allege that Young forced a child to perform oral sex on him at his home on two separate occasions in October 2006.  It is further alleged that Young told the girl that Klan members routinely strip women of their clothing in order to search their bodies for flaws upon joining. The investigation ensued after the girl revealed to a pastor that Young had touched her inappropriately.

Young's capture follows the December and January arrests of three other key white supremacists in Virginia and Massachusetts on charges related to the sexual molestation of children.

Young is being held at the Washington County Detention Center on $350,000 bond.