Sharpsburg, Maryland -- The Sharpsburg man who -- until recently -- headed the World Knights of the Ku Klux Klan is facing child sex abuse charges.
Forty-year-old Gordon Young was arrested Wednesday and was being held yesterday on 350-thousand dollars bond.
Charging documents allege Young twice forced a girl to perform a sex act, touched her inappropriately and asked her to strip so she could join the Klan. Young faces seven counts, including two counts of second-degree assault and two counts of sex abuse of a minor.
Young announced in November that he was disbanding the Klan group to become a state organizer of the National Socialist Movement.