Deacon Arrested A 63-year-old deacon at a Derwood church was arrested yesterday and accused of taking sexually suggestive photographs of young girls, Montgomery County police said.

Gerald H. White, a deacon at Central Baptist Church who also is a professional photographer in Olney, was charged with two counts of child abuse, second-degree assault and third-degree sex offense.

Officials investigated White after being told of an incident involving a 10-year-old girl in the summer of 2003. The girl's family, parishioners at his church, had allowed White to take photos of her, police said. While taking the pictures, White asked the girl to remove her clothing and took a nude photograph, and later touched her inappropriately, police said.

In spring 2003, White photographed a 12-year-old girl, also a parishioner, at his home in the 19900 block of Appledowre Circle in Germantown, police said. During the shoot, he asked her to wear a negligee, then tried to rub her under her shirt, police said.

Ellicott City Murder Sentence Anthony T. Williams, 33, was sentenced yesterday to 30 years in prison for his role in the murder of Tamaria Hughes of Baltimore, whose body was found in a freezer being moved from an Ellicott City townhouse March 6, 2004.

Williams was living with his girlfriend, Kathy Lynn Gray, in the 3200 block of Corporate Court in Ellicott City at the time of the slaying. Williams and Gray were convicted in separate jury trials this year of second-degree murder and first- and second-degree assault.

Howard County Circuit Court Judge Dennis M. Sweeney imposed the maximum penalty on Williams, who repeatedly denied killing Hughes.


Child Porn Charge A 34-year-old D.C. man has been charged with advertising and distributing child pornography on the Internet, authorities said yesterday.

A grand jury indictment alleged that Bruce A. Schiffer advertised on the Internet a collection of more than 11,000 images and movie files of child pornography from Sept. 1 to Jan. 14.


Home Invasion Fairfax County police are seeking two men who tied up a county man and robbed him at gunpoint at his home.

Police said the resident answered his door about 9 p.m. Saturday and found two men, one of whom wielded a gun. The men entered the home, in the 4900 block of Beauregard Street in the Alexandria section of Fairfax, and demanded money. They then struck the resident on the head, tied him up and looted his home before leaving with an undisclosed amount of money, police said.


* A man was shot and killed last night in a parking lot behind a small strip mall in Arlington, police said.

The man stepped out of a car in the 2900 block of Columbia Pike about 7:25 p.m. and was shot in the head and upper body, said Matt Martin, an Arlington police spokesman. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The slaying was the county's second in 2005. The identity and age of the man were not immediately released.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.