Robert A. McKee, 59, of Hagerstown, Maryland has been charged at the federal level with possession of “images documenting the sexual abuse of children,” according to Gazette.net. McKee resigned as a Republican delegate to the House of Delegates in Maryland in February. He also resigned as Executive Director of Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Washington County.
News of the investigation had shocked his fellow Republicans in the State House because McKee was known as a conservative who emphasized family values. “Obviously these charges are deeply troubling,” said House Minority Whip Christopher B. Shank (R-Dist. 2B) of Hagerstown. “Clearly what he has been charged with is extremely disconcerting [to me] as a policymaker, a citizen and a parent.”
If convicted, McKee faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison followed by supervision by parole and probation officers for the rest of his life as well as a fine of $250,000.