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Charges dropped for man accused of stalking Miss Maryland

WESTMINSTER, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors have dismissed charges against a Germantown man accused of stalking and harassing Miss Maryland.

According to online court records, all three charges were dropped Tuesday against 51-year-old Valencio Fernandes Pires.

Maryland State Police arrested Pires in August after 19-year-old Hannah Brewer of Manchester filed a report saying she had received frightening and unwanted contact from Pires.

Pires' attorney, Francis Malofiy, said in an email that his client says the accusations were false, and is considering his legal options.

The Carroll County State's Attorney's Office did not immediately return a voicemail seeking comment.

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