THE REGION

Man Admits to Sex With 11-Year-Old

A Fairfax County man pleaded guilty yesterday to having sexual relations with an 11-year-old Rockville girl whom he met on the Internet, Montgomery County prosecutors said.

Vladimir Chacon-Bonilla, 23, of the 6900 block of Westhampton Drive in the Alexandria area of Fairfax County, was arrested about 3 a.m. July 23 after the girl's mother discovered him in her daughter's closet with his pants down around his ankles, prosecutors said.

Chacon-Bonilla pleaded guilty to a second-degree sex offense, admitting that he touched the girl sexually and performed oral sex on her, said his attorney, Rebecca A. Nitkin.

Prosecutors said the girl told Rockville police that she met Chacon-Bonilla on the Internet in May and had sexual intercourse with him twice.

Nitkin said that the girl told Chacon-Bonilla she was 17, and that he didn't learn that she was 11 until the girl's mother confronted him. Prosecutors dropped charges of second-degree rape and third-degree sex offense against him.

Chacon-Bonilla is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 15. He faces up to 20 years in prison, but sentencing guidelines in the case call for four to nine years, Nitkin said.

MARYLAND

No Bail for Suspect in Slaying at FDA Lab

A security guard for a private company who is charged with killing his boss at a Food and Drug Administration lab in Prince George's County was ordered held without bond yesterday in U.S. District Court in Greenbelt.

Todd Vincin McNeil, 33, of the 6600 block of Washington Boulevard in Elkridge, was arrested early Monday at the FDA's agricultural research center in Beltsville and charged with first-degree murder in the slaying of James Dale Coffman, 33, of Beltsville.

McNeil and Coffman were employees of Unlimited Security Inc., a District-based firm that holds a contract to provide security at the FDA lab. The two men got into an argument about 2 a.m. Monday over a change in McNeil's work assignment, according to an affidavit filed yesterday by a U.S. Park Police investigator.

When Coffman ordered McNeil to turn in his service weapon--a .38-caliber Taurus revolver--McNeil allegedly replied, "Oh, you want my gun?" and shot Coffman once in the head, according to the affidavit, which was based on the statement of another security guard who witnessed the slaying. Coffman was taken to Prince George's Hospital Center, where he was pronounced dead about 11:30 a.m. Monday.

James Holloway, executive director of Unlimited Security, said the firm hired McNeil four months ago when it took over the security contract for the FDA center from another company. He said Unlimited Security employs about 30 armed guards at the research lab.

Reward Offered in Stabbing Death

Montgomery County police are offering a $1,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the Aug. 29 slaying of Gloria Elizabeth Clagett, a 67-year-old Derwood woman who was stabbed to death in her home.

Crime Solvers of Montgomery County will pay up to $1,000 for an anonymous tip leading to the arrest of Clagett's killer. Last week, police distributed about 100 leaflets in Clagett's neighborhood, police spokesman Derek Baliles said. Anyone with information should call police Crime Solvers at 1-800-674-2777.

THE DISTRICT

Former D.C. Official Gets 1-Year Sentence

A former D.C. Fire Department employee was sentenced yesterday to one year in prison for his part in a scheme that had the D.C. government paying contractors for medical supplies that never were delivered.

Robert L. Williams, 37, was one of four people to plead guilty to charges in a corruption investigation, prosecutors said. Williams, who was responsible for buying supplies for ambulance crews, admitted that he approved about $200,000 in phony invoices for two contractors from 1994 to 1998. He pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge last fall in U.S. District Court.

U.S. District Judge Paul L. Friedman also ordered Williams to pay $100,000 in restitution, representing his share of profits in the scam, prosecutors said.