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Arrest Made In Forestville Sexual Assault

A man suspected of sexually assaulting a Forestville 12-year-old girl is under arrest. Prince George’s County police say Isiah Bogan of Forestville was stopped this morning in a car and taken into custody. Detectives say Bogan sexually assaulted a girl in a hallway of an apartment building on Brooks Drive May 13th. They obtained an arrest warrant yesterday after receiving a tip.

Woman Pleads Guilty In Rental Scam

A woman is pleading guilty to charges she rented out a Prince George’s County home she did not own. Shannon Lee today admitted she forged documents showing she owned a foreclosed townhouse on Grandhaven Drive in Cheltenham, then rented it out for 15-hundred dollars a month to a family. Lee will serve 18 months behind bars and have to pay the original homeowner 14-hundred dollars in restitution. She has already served six months behind bars for similar scams.

Barry Pleads Guilty In Bank Assault

Marion Christopher Barry is being sentenced to 12 months supervised probation after pleading guilty to charges in an assault at a DC bank. The son of the late DC Mayor Marion Barry apologized today for becoming violent with a bank teller after he was told he could not withdraw cash during the incident back in January. Barry’s lawyer says what his client did was “inexcusable,” but it was “not unprovoked” and the assault happened at a time when Barry was dealing with issues including the recent death of his father. Barry will be back in court this afternoon in connection with his probation on an unrelated DUI and drug possession case.

Maryland Drops Parallel Parking From Driver’s Ed

New drivers in Maryland may have a harder time parking in the city. That’s because Maryland’s Motor Vehicle Administration is dropping the parallel parking requirement to get a driver’s license. Starting next week, wannabe drivers will no longer have to prove they can parallel park. A spokesman for the MVA says students will continue to study it in the curriculum part of driver’s ed, but will no longer be required to do it on a closed course.

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Harold T. Fisher is a broadcast journalist and author. He is currently the host of the news/talk program, “The Daily Drum” on WHUR-FM and H-U-R Voices, Sirius/XM Channel 141. Highlights of his journalism campaigns include the aftermath of the earthquake in Port Au Prince, Haiti; coverage of the 2008 Democratic and Republican conventions; the Jena 6 protests in central Louisiana; the Midwestern floods of 1994 and hurricane Andrew in 1992.

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