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Man sentenced for child porn

A 37-year-old Perry Hall man was sentenced yesterday in federal court to 25 years in prison for producing child pornography and taking sexually explicit pictures of young girls he had given alcohol, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said.

Stephen Michael Gayer pleaded guilty to child pornography charges in January. As part of a plea agreement, he will be on supervised probation for life after he is released.

Prosecutors said that Gayer took photos of a 15-year-old girl in March 2006 and then loaded pornographic pictures onto his computer. In May 2006, prosecutors said, Gayer abused two girls younger than 12 by giving them alcohol and making them play strip poker.

Federal court

Counterfeit sales

A Parkville man pleaded guilty in federal court Wednesday to selling counterfeit watches, handbags and other merchandise on the Internet, netting him a profit of more than $104,000, the U.S. Attorney's Office for Maryland said.

Anthony DiFatta, 42, faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison and a $2 million fine when he is sentenced June 23.

Authorities said agents seized 640 counterfeit items at DiFatta's home in October.


Hazardous waste

The county will hold a household hazardous waste collection event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the Resource Recovery Center at the Texas Landfill on Warren Road in Cockeysville.

Accepted items include paint, motor oil, antifreeze, gasoline, cleaning solvents, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizer, swimming pool chemicals, rechargeable batteries, mercury thermometers, fluorescent light bulbs, fireworks and ammunition, and other household hazardous wastes.

The county also has a seasonal - April through November - household hazardous waste collection at the Eastern Sanitary Landfill, 6259 Days Cove Road, White Marsh.

Information: 410-887-3745.


Library book sale

The Friends of the Towson Library Book Sale continues through Sunday at the Towson library branch, 320 York Road. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and tomorrow, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is free.

Information: 410-887-6166.

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