Maryland entertainer charged in Florida sex case wants to withdraw plea

January 20, 2012|By Peter Hermann

Back in May, we reported on a 47-year-old attorney and magician who ran an entertainment company in Baltimore County, was charged with flying to Florida to have sex with a 14-year-old boy.

The Essex man, Howard Scott Kalin, ran Funhouse Entertainment on York Road in Lutherville, and was known for making balloon animals for children. Police said that he met the boy over the Internet. The only problem was that the "boy" was an undercover police detective with theLake County Sheriff's Office cybercrime division.

Now, the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that Kalin wants to withdraw his guilty plea in the case, arguing that he doesn't remember confessing to the crime in court. Read the full Sentinel story here.

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