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Probation for Former Miss Delaware Teen USA

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Melissa King is shown walking into Worcester County District Court on Monday morning. (Photo: WBOC) Melissa King is shown walking into Worcester County District Court on Monday morning. (Photo: WBOC)

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP/WBOC)- 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.

"She's learned that when you drive an automobile, that which is in it is yours even if it's your dad's truck, you're responsible if he has anything alcoholic.  Even a case of beer or that type of stuff," said King's attorney, Gregory Hannigan.

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.

King resigned her pageant title in February after the online sex video surfaced, but denied appearing in the video.  King and Hannigan refused to discuss the situation surrounding the adult video outside of the court house in Worcester County.

"Absolutely not.  I told her not to be rude, evasive or other types of questions will be spoken about but there will be, in time, a statement will be made about that.  Right now, Melissa is just getting her own equilibrium back with her career and her life," said Hannigan.

Hannigan told Judge Daniel Mumford that King has been accepted into college and plans to work somewhere on the Eastern Shore before leaving for college in the fall. After the hearing, Hannigan would not say where King plans to go to college, only that it was somewhere west of the Mississippi River. He said she plans to pursue a career in journalism.

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