Kevin Lee Hall, who resigned as a campaign aide to Larry Hogan Jr., the 5th District Republican congressional nominee, after being arrested Monday on kidnapping and sex charges, was released on $150,000 bail yesterday evening from the Baltimore City Detention Center, authorities said.
The 32-year-old Prince George's County GOP leader was
accused of forcing a 17-year-old into his Ford truck at gunpoint in Southwest Baltimore early Monday and forcing him to engage in sex acts at an Elkridge motel.
A longtime friend of Mr. Hogan, Mr. Hall had been living in the candidate's home in Upper Marlboro since early summer, when his contracting business went bankrupt.
Mr. Hogan's campaign manager, Ron Gunzburger, said Mr. Hogan had allowed Mr. Hall to move into an attic room in his house because he is used to helping "friends in need."
Although he was staying with Mr. Hogan, Mr. Hall used his grandmother's address in Upper Marlboro as his legal address, Mr. Gunzburger said. Mr. Gunzburger said Mr. Hall now is staying with a relative.
Mr. Hall was a campaign field director in Mr. Hogan's bid to unseat incumbent Democratic Rep. Steny H. Hoyer.