SHARPSBURG - The former leader of the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, who disbanded his group in November to join the National Socialist Movement, is accused of forcing a child to perform oral sex on him.
Gordon Creal Young, 40, of 2210 Back Road in Sharpsburg, was arrested Wednesday on seven criminal counts, including two counts each of second-degree assault and sex abuse of a minor, Washington County Sheriff's Department Investigator Tara Bender said.
A deputy said Young was being held Thursday at Washington County Detention Center on $350,000 bond.
A Washington County District Court charging document alleges that Young forced a child to perform oral sex on him at his home during two separate incidents that happened about Oct. 22 and 25.
On other occasions, Young allegedly told the girl he wanted to "strip" her into the Klan. Young told the girl that Klan members strip women of their clothing and search their bodies for imperfections when they join the group.