The body of a 19-year-old man who disappeared while swimming with friends in the Potomac River on Monday afternoon was found Wednesday, Montgomery County police said.
Ngo Tekwe Forchick of Takoma Park was in the water with three friends near Great Falls when he went beneath the surface, police said.
Forchick’s friends tried to rescue him, said Scott Graham, assistant chief of Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service. The teenager went missing near Purple Horse Beach, where the Billy Goat Trail intersects Bear Island, officials said.
Forchick graduated last year from Montgomery Blair High School. Renay Johnson, the school principal, tweeted Wednesday: “The Blair community is deeply saddened by the loss of Tekwe Forchick, Class of 2012. Heartfelt condolences.”
According to his Facebook profile, Forchick was a server at the Riderwood retirement community in Silver Spring. He and his family are originally from Ndop, a small town in Cameroon.
Swimming and wading near Great Falls is prohibited because of its deep water and powerful currents.
— Trishula Patel
A woman was arrested Wednesday, accused of trying to scale a fence outside the White House Wednesday during a small protest, police officials said.
Uniformed Division Secret Service officers arrested Dianne Wilson about 1 p.m. after she climbed the fence on the North Lawn, Secret Service and D.C. police officials said. Authorities charged Wilson, 64, of Texas, with unlawful entry, and she was placed in the custody of D.C. police for processing, said Officer Paul Metcalf, a D.C. police spokesman.
According to a police report, Wilson threw a painters’ dropcloth on the fence to help her climb, as a part of a diversion, as others in her protest group tried to chain themselves to the fence.
The group reportedly was protesting the detention of suspected terrorists at a U.S. facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
— Clarence Williams
A D.C. Superior Court judge has ordered the owner of three pit bulls that authorities said attacked an 11-year-old in January to remove all other dogs from his home.
Prosecutors with the D.C. Office of the Attorney General have charged Andrew E. Paige of Northwest Washington with three counts of having a dog off a leash and three counts of keeping a dangerous dog in the Jan. 20 incident in the Brightwood neighborhood.
The three dogs that attacked the boy were shot and killed by a neighbor and a police officer in the incident. At a hearing Tuesday, Paige’s attorney said his client had one remaining dog. But prosecutors argued that Paige still had two pit bulls at his home.
— Keith L. Alexander
A former teacher at Evangel Christian School in Dale City has been arrested and accused of sexually assaulting a young student more than 30 years ago, Prince William County police said.
The former teacher, Karold Stallard, 77, of Earlysville, Va., has been charged with one count each of rape and forcible sodomy, two counts of aggravated sexual battery and two counts of indecent liberties by a custodian, police said in a news release. The crimes were allegedly committed between 1982 and 1987.
The victim, who was 12 years old in 1982, reported the incidents to police last week, authorities said.
The girl’s family had gone to school officials with the allegations in the 1990s, but they were not reported to police, said police spokesman Jonathan Perok.
In the 1990s, the school conducted its own investigation and later fired Stallard, Perok said. Although failure to report such a crime is a misdemeanor offense, such a charge cannot be pursued because the one-year statute of limitations has passed, Perok said.
A representative for Evangel Christian School could not be reached Tuesday.
Stallard was arrested in Albemarle County on Monday, and he is being held without bail. A court date was not immediately available.
— Jeremy Borden