Denton Issues Warrant For Vince Young Impersonator
DENTON COUNTY (CBSDFW.COM) – Denton County officials have issued a warrant for a man arrested for impersonating NFL quarterback Vince Young.
Stephan Pittman was taken into custody in Maryland on Wednesday. Prosecutors said the 33-year-old had pretended to be the former Texas Longhorn quarterback in order to solicit money in Washington, D.C. for a fake charity and business.
According to Denton County officials, Pittman was on probation there for a 2009 sexual assault.
“It was a non-consensual sexual encounter between him and a friend, kind of an acquaintance that he had met, and she did not consent to the sexual contact, and so he was charged with sexual assault,” explained Denton County First District Attorney Jamie Beck.
Pittman’s arrested in another state means he has violated the terms of his North Texas parole. Beck said conviction of that offense could put him behind bars in Texas. “Then a judge would find him guilty of the underlying crime of sexual assault, that he’s on probation for and the judge could then sentence him anywhere in the range for a second-degree offense, which is as little as two years in prison, to as much as 20 years.”
But Denton County officials say their parole violations warrant won’t even be addressed until Pittman has completed the judicial process for the First Degree Fraud charges he faces on the east coast.