WASHINGTON — A teenage politician with dreams of serving in Congress now faces a serious criminal charge.
Japheth Newman, who just turned 18 this week, has been charged with attempted first-degree burglary in Charles County, Maryland.
Two other teens were also charged.
In a duffel bag outside the home, investigators found a baseball bat, a crowbar, rope duct tape and gloves, NBC Washington reports.
Newman is running in the Democratic primary for the 5th Congressional District of Maryland, despite the constitutional age requirement of 25 years.
His campaign site says he wants to play a role in making the country a “safer, better place to raise my family.”
He’s due back in court Oct. 23.