Fake doctor: A man who pretended to be a doctor was convicted yesterday of sexually abusing two patients, misrepresenting himself and practicing medicine without a license.

Richard Afolabi-Brown, 54, who trained as a physician's assistant, was found guilty of first- and second-degree sexual abuse. He faces up to 70 years in prison when sentenced Dec. 10.

In one incident, he told a patient that he had to give her a gynecological exam so that he could complete a school medical form. When Afolabi-Brown became aroused during the exam, the patient realized that she was being assaulted. In the second incident, he performed an exam on a woman he worked with.

Conviction in accident: The driver of a vehicle that killed an 8-year-old girl on her way to Thanksgiving dinner last year was convicted yesterday of involuntary manslaughter and aggravated assault in the crash.

Omie H. Gladden Jr., who was cleared of second-degree murder, was behind the wheel of a van when it plowed into a car at 27th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue SE, prosecutors said.

Nicole Wingfield, who was going to her grandmother's home in Hyattsville, was thrown from the car. She died a few hours later. Evidence introduced at trial showed that Gladden had an elevated blood alcohol level at the time.


Murder charges: Two District residents have been charged with murder and weapons charges in the shooting this month of a 26-year-old Manassas man, Manassas police said.

Carlos A. Dorsey, 29, and Nakasha T. Warren, 27, already had been arrested on other charges, said Sgt. Tim Neumann, a police spokesman. The victim, Kareem Franklin, was robbed and killed early Sept. 12 in the 9300 block of Garst Drive.

Lentz case: Attorneys for former naval intelligence officer Jay E. Lentz asked a federal appeals court yesterday to reconsider its ruling that upheld his conviction in the death of his former wife but granted him a new trial because the jury saw evidence that had not been admitted in the case.

Lentz's attorneys said the conviction should not stand because the government failed to prove under federal law that Doris Lentz was kidnapped.


Fatal shooting: Prince George's County police said they are investigating the fatal shooting of a woman in the Chillum area last night.

A friend found the woman in an apartment in the 6800 block of Red Top Road about 7 p.m., police said. The death is the 109th homicide of the year in Prince George's.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.