MARYLAND

Neglect Alleged A grand jury in Anne Arundel County has returned an eight-count indictment charging that the owner of a now-defunct assisted living facility in Millersville neglected vulnerable adults and committed Medicaid fraud.

The indictment alleges that Erlinda Sarabia, 69, failed to provide assistance and resources to three residents of Millersville Home Care in 2003, causing them serious injury. It also alleges that she billed Medicaid for services she did not provide.

A separate two-count indictment accuses nurse Nancy Stone, 59, of neglect at the same facility. The cases are being prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr.'s office, which announced the charges yesterday.

Sex Abuse An Anne Arundel County man was sentenced yesterday to 32 years in prison for sexually abusing six boys, some of whom he had called to his Churchton home on the ruse of baby-sitting for his son.

Prosecutors said victims of Loren Williams, 44, included the sons of his friends. The abuse occurred over a four-year period ending 18 months ago. Williams was found guilty in April of six counts of sexual child abuse.

He previously was convicted in federal court of related violations.

He also was convicted in Worcester County of similar offenses involving one of the victims in the Anne Arundel case, as well as a second child.

THE DISTRICT

Fatal Shooting A 21-year-old Alexandria man was fatally shot early yesterday in Northeast Washington, police said. Officers were called to 55 Quincy St., where the man was found shot in the head and body.

Police declined to release the victim's name, saying they were trying to notify the man's family.

They said they have no suspects and urged anyone with information to call detectives at 202-727-9099.

Compiled from reports by staff writers.