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Man gets 18 months for assaulting girl, 13

A 27-year-old Prince George's County man was sentenced yesterday to 18 months in jail for sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl during a sleepover in Annapolis last year.

Dwight Anthony Carter, 27, of Temple Hills pleaded guilty in Anne Arundel County Circuit Court to one count of third-degree sexual assault, part of a plea deal in which a more serious charge of second-degree rape was dropped.

Judge Paul A. Hackner accepted the plea deal and sentenced Carter to five years, with all but 18 months suspended, and five years' supervised probation. Carter is required to register as a sex offender.

On Jan. 13, 2007, the victim was sleeping over at a female classmate's house in the 900 block of Royal St. when Carter, the elder brother of the classmate, attacked the girl, said prosecutor Kimberly DiPietro.

The victim told her friend immediately but didn't tell her mother until last May. The crime was then reported to police. The Sun does not identify victims of sexual assaults.

Defense attorney Heather E. Tierney said her client, who thought the girl was older, contends that the sex was consensual.

Nicole Fuller

Gas station robbed by man with knife

A Glen Burnie gas station was robbed Sunday night by a knife-carrying intruder, police reported.

A clerk at Automotive Repair Center and Gasoline Station in the 7400 block of Furnace Branch Road East told police that a man walked into the station about 7 p.m., went behind the counter, opened a cash drawer and removed cash.

The man left the store and got into the passenger side of a pickup truck driven by another man, police said. The truck - which the clerk told police has black stripes or markings on the side - was last seen heading west on Furnace Branch Road.

Justin Fenton

Man says he was victim of an assault

Police interviewed a man at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center on Monday who said that he had been assaulted and robbed the previous night about 8 o'clock on Woodhill Drive in Glen Burnie.

The man said he was in front of a building when four men, each about 20 years of age, approached him. The men began to beat the victim with a stick and a handgun, the victim told police. The men took the victim's driver's license and cash, then fled.

The victim went home after the robbery, then went to the hospital about 4:30 a.m. Monday to be treated for injuries, police said.

Three robbed at gunpoint in Annapo lis

Three people were robbed at gunpoint early Friday morning in Annapolis, police said.

Two males and a female were working in the area of Steele Avenue and Lafayette Avenue when they were approached from behind by someone who struck one of the males in the head and knocked him to the ground, police said.

Man, 19, arrested in marijuana case

A 19-year-old Annapolis man was arrested Friday after officers in the Woodside Gardens area observed what they thought to be possible drug activity and gambling, police said.

After an officer noticed the gathering in the 700 block of Newtowne Drive and called for others to assist, the group dispersed and fled, police said.

One of the men was chased and stopped, and police said he was holding several individually packaged bundles of marijuana. Police also said they found more than $900 in cash in his possession.

Terriko Franklin of the 900 block of Royal St. was arrested and charged with possession of marijuana.

Justin Fenton

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