ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland’s second-highest court has reversed the conviction of a former Hagerstown dentist for child sex solicitation.

The Court of Special Appeals ruled Friday that although Vaqar Choudry did try to solicit a 12-year-old girl for sex, it was not a crime because the solicitation was made through a civilian police informant. A 2004 state law makes it illegal to solicit a minor directly or through a police officer posing as a child.

The appellate court sent the case back to Washington County Circuit Court for further proceeding.

The Washington County State’s Attorney’s office did not immediately respond to a phone call and email from The Associated Press.

The 46-year-old dentist was convicted and sentenced to two years’ probation in 2015.

His state dentistry license was suspended in 2013.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Comments

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE