Day-Care Provider Admits Rules Breach

A day-care provider pleaded guilty yesterday to charges of violating state licensing rules and taking money under false pretenses after police found 41 children at her Arlington home although she was licensed to care for no more than five.

Minh-Hien Bui, 42, faces up to three years in jail on the three misdemeanor charges, including making a false statement on her county business tax return, when she is sentenced Dec. 10.

Police went to Bui's home on North Ohio Street on June 16, when a 4-month-old girl in her care stopped breathing and later died at Arlington Hospital.

The cause of the baby's death has not been determined, the prosecutor said.

At the hearing in Arlington Circuit Court, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Abigail J. Raphael said that during June, the police investigation revealed that Bui cared for as many as 60 children, not all at one time.

Raphael said that Bui circumvented the licensing system by informing all but a few parents that her facility would be closed on the day of an announced inspection. She also reported her income on her 1998 federal tax return as $242,144, while she told the county she made $54,000, the prosecutor said.


Man Found Dead in Car Had Been Shot

A 22-year-old District man who was found in the front passenger side of a Cadillac died of gunshot wounds, police said yesterday.

Emergency medical technicians responding about 3:30 a.m. Sunday to a reported shooting at a parking lot in the 3500 block of Stanton Road SE found no signs of life in the body. Derrick Dominic Edwards, of the 2900 block of Knox Place SE, later was pronounced dead at D.C. General Hospital.

The case is under investigation.


Former Teacher Guilty of Abusing Teen

A former teacher at St. Camillus Catholic School in Wheaton, who also coached summer league baseball in Prince George's County, pleaded guilty yesterday to sexually abusing a 15-year-old former student.

Glen Edward Mayers, 31, of Silver Spring, pleaded guilty in Montgomery County Circuit Court to a fourth-degree sex offense, displaying pornography to a minor and contributing to put a minor in need of assistance, Montgomery prosecutors said.

Mayers was accused of showing the youth homosexual pornography that he had downloaded from the Internet during meetings in his St. Camillus classroom. He also admitted to fondling the youth, prosecutors said.

Mayers, who also was an assistant junior varsity coach at Dematha Catholic High School in Hyattsville, is scheduled to be sentenced Nov. 10.