Probation for former Miss Delaware Teen USA
OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — A young woman who resigned as Miss Delaware Teen USA after an online porn video surfaced was given a year of probation Monday for underage alcohol possession in Maryland.
Melissa King, 19, appeared in Worcester County District Court in Ocean City on citations for the alcohol violation and a separate theft charge. King was cited in August after police found a bottle of rum in her father's truck, which she was driving home from work. Two months earlier, King was cited on a charge of stealing money from a city bus fare box, but prosecutors dropped that charge Monday because of doubts about their case.
Melissa King stands with her attorney, J. Gregory Hannigan. outside the Ocean City, Md., Courthouse Monday, April 22, 2013, as he answers questions. King resigned as Miss Delaware Teen USA after an online porn video surfaced was given a year of probation Monday for underage alcohol possession in Maryland. (AP Photo/The Wilmington News-Journal, Robert Craig ) NO SALES THE NEWS JOURNAL/ROBERT CRAIG
King resigned her pageant title in February after the online sex video surfaced, but denied appearing in the video.
King smiled and greeted reporters Monday as she entered the courthouse, accompanied by attorney Greg Hannigan and a friend, saying she was doing "great." King declined to discuss the sex video and Hannigan said she would not answer any "rude or invasive questions."
After the brief hearing, Hannigan said the theft charge involved two $1 bus fares, for King and a friend, and the charge should have never been brought. King put the money in the fare box and then took it out after deciding not to ride the bus, he said.