Ken Maag
Ken Maag

OTTAWA — Allen County Sheriff Sam Crish has confirmed that former Ottawa Mayor Ken Maag was arrested Friday for trying to solicit a prostitute for sex. This is Maag's second arrest for an identical charge. He was arrested in Aug. 2011 for soliciting. At that time Maag was serving as Ottawa Mayor. Maag resigned as mayor following his arrest in 2011.  He also withdrew his name from the ballot to run for another term as mayor.

Crish said they had been working on a prostitution sting for some time. Maag was arrested today when one of the sting's was done.

“We did this one this morning,” he indicated. “He had made arrangement to come to Lima to meet the girl,” Crish said. “We were there. He showed up and we ended up arresting him for soliciting.”

Crish indicated the arrangements between Maag and the girl were made by telephone.

Maag was booked today and released. He is scheduled to appear Monday in Allen County Court.
In his letter in 2011 to the village Maag wrote "My resignation shall be in effect beginning September 13, 2011. I sincerely apologize for any problems this has caused the village, the community and especially my family."