Former UMd. student caught in child sex sting sentenced to 5 years in prison

Akshay Rajshekar

A former University of Maryland student was sentenced to five years in prison for trying to set up a sexual encounter with a 12-year-old girl with a man who turned out to be a undercover detective. At the time of his arrest in March, 19-year-old freshman Akshay Rajshekar was awaiting trail in a separate child […]

The Crime Scene: D.C. cameras capture millions of license plates; AU president defends lockdown; and 2 dead on BW Parkway

An Amtrak train heading from Norfolk to Boston on Thursday, hit a 2000 Ford Crown Victoria that attempted to cross rail tracks in Waverly, Va., leaving this wreckage. The driver was recovering at a hospital. None of the passengers on board were injured. (Virginia State Police)

We round up the top crime stories because you need to get out of Dodge. • D.C. school teacher who landed on FBI’s Most Wanted pleads to child porn (D.C. Crime Stories) • D.C. cameras capturing millions of license plate numbers (WAMU) • American University president defends lockdown decision (WJLA) • Person in custody after […]

The Crime Scene: 3 stabbed in Hyattsville; criminal law highlights of ’13; latest on death of cop charged with child porn

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We round up the top crime stories so you don’t have to. • D.C. police officer charged with child porn confirmed dead (D.C. Crime Stories) • Family of teen to sue D.C. after officer takes nude photos (WTOP) • Three stabbed in Hyattsville home robbery (NBC4) • Weapons charge may be dropped because of Maryland […]

D.C. police officer under investigation for sex trafficking after runaway teen, drugs found at home

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By Scott McCabe D.C. police are investigating whether one of their own officers was running a prostitution ring after investigators found a runaway girl and other young women at his home in Southeast Washington. According to documents filed in federal court, a 16-year-old girl who had gone missing told police that the officer bought sexy […]

D.C. police officer accused of taking nude photos of runaway girl

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A D.C. police officer was arrested Monday for taking nude pictures of a 15-year-old runaway girl after she had returned home, according to charging documents. Officer Marc Washington, who had been assigned to patrol the 7th District in Southeast Washington, was charged with production of child pornography. “To learn of an allegation of this kind […]

Crime Scene: UVa. dean charged with child porn; G’town Prep worker hid gun in desk, police say; and a deadly D.C. shootout

Michael G. Morris, an associate dean and professor at the University of Virginia's McIntire School of Commerce, has been charged with distributing child pornography.

We round up the top crime stories because you need to get out of Dodge. • UVa. dean charged with distributing child porn (The Daily Progress) • Man gunned down near elementary school in apparent shootout (NBC4) • Georgetown Prep employee accused of keeping gun in desk (NBC4) • Md. man admits murder this week, […]

Longtime D.C. pediatrician pleads to child porn

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A longtime D.C. pediatrician faces up to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty Thursday to possession of child pornography. The arrest of 74-year-old Dr. Robert Paul Dickey at his home office in May shocked the Fort Dupont Park neighborhood in Southeast Washington. Dickey had treated children there for decades. “Dr. Dickey was entrusted to […]

Night Shift: Va. man charged with bomb; ‘Beacon Hill Bandit’ back; and cops called over George Zimmerman incident

Jamal Williams

We round up today’s top crime stories before darkness falls. • VIDEO: Police called on George Zimmerman, reportedly made threats with handgun (Orlando Sentinal) • Fairfax man charged with building a bomb (Washington Post) • Congressman’s former chief-of-staff under FBI probe (Miami Herald) • Fundraiser benefits fallen D.C. firefighter’s family (WTOP) • Baltimore city police announce new […]

Ex-FBI analyst sentenced to 3 1/2 years for possession of child porn

Keith Michael Dietterle worked as an analyst at the J. Edgar Hoover Building in downtown Washington, D.C. (Photo John Kopkowski/D.C. Crime Stories)

By Scott McCabe A former FBI analyst who worked at the agency’s headquarters in downtown Washington was sentenced Monday to 3 1/2 years in prison for possession of child pornography. Keith Michael Dietterle, 28, pleaded guilty in April following an undercover Internet sting in which he sent illicit images and videos of children to a man […]

Twice convicted sex offender sentenced for receiving child porn

Larry E. Poole

By Scott McCabe A Laurel man who had twice been convicted of sex offenses with children was sentenced Tuesday to 15 years in prison for receiving child pornography. According to federal prosecutors in Maryland, Larry Poole, 50, was out on federal probation in June 2012 when Child Protective Services received a report that he was […]