Sex Abuse A jury in Prince George's County yesterday convicted a College Park man of sexually abusing his stepdaughter, prosecutors said.
A Circuit Court jury convicted Anthony D. Law, 38, of sexual child abuse, State's Attorney Glenn F. Ivey said. Law was convicted of sexually abusing his stepdaughter July 16, 2004.
Circuit Court Judge Graydon S. McKee III scheduled sentencing for Jan. 6. Law faces a possible maximum sentence of 25 years in prison, Ivey said.
Ex-Husband Sentenced A Silver Spring man who this year conspired to kill his ex-wife was sentenced yesterday to 10 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Alexander Williams Jr. for unlawful possession of a silencer.
Arthur Wayne Clemmer, 57, pleaded guilty in September. He was arrested after a June 6 sting in which a Montgomery County detective met Clemmer, ostensibly to sell him a silencer. Clemmer told the detective that he intended to use the gun to kill his ex-wife, authorities said.
Valet Held Without Bond A parking valet accused of copying a customer's house key and using it to break into her apartment late last month was ordered held without bond yesterday at a preliminary hearing before D.C. Superior Court Judge Judith E. Retchin.
Retchin said police presented enough evidence to sustain the second-degree burglary charge against Carlo Castellanos-Feria, 32, of Hyattsville. Castellanos-Feria worked at Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, police said, and often parked the car of a 35-year-old nurse from the District's Mount Pleasant neighborhood.
Retchin ordered that Castellanos-Feria remain jailed after prosecutors called him a threat to the community.
The nurse, whose name was not released, told authorities that Castellanos-Feria had been stalking her for months. She and her boyfriend found him under her bed early Nov. 27 holding a bag containing condoms, a power cord and gloves. Police said a video camera aimed toward the bed was set up in the room; videotapes found in the camera and the bag showed Castellanos-Feria setting up the camera and then hiding under the bed.
Bank Robbery About eight people were forced inside a vault at a BB&T Bank branch in Rosslyn yesterday by two armed men who announced a robbery and later fled with an undisclosed amount of cash, police said.
The men, described only as black and wearing red or orange long-sleeve shirts, announced the robbery shortly after 2 p.m. at the bank, in the 1900 block of Fort Myer Drive. The bank's silent alarm alerted authorities, said Matt Martin, a spokesman for the Arlington County police. He said someone inside the vault also called police from a cell phone.
Initial reports indicated that the men were still in the bank, so a perimeter was established until the department's SWAT team could enter the building. It was cleared, and there was no sign of the robbers, Martin said.
A bank employee was struck in the face by one of the armed men and was later treated at the scene for a minor injury, Martin said.
Brothel Pleas An Alexandria woman and her daughter pleaded guilty yesterday to conspiracy charges in connection with the operation of a Springfield brothel.
Agni Lisa Brown and her daughter, Maria Antonietta Mourizaki, entered their pleas in U.S. District Court in Alexandria. Brown, who also pleaded guilty to money laundering, faces up to 15 years in prison. Mourizaki faces a maximum term of five years.
The brothel operated between 2000 and 2005, prosecutors said, often using women who were illegal immigrants. Prosecutors said Brown used her proceeds to buy $633,000 in cars and properties.
Compiled from reports by staff writers.