Man, 78, gets child porn term
A 78-year-old Annapolis man was sentenced yesterday to 30 months in federal prison for transmitting child pornography over the Internet during a sting run by an undercover police officer posing as a 14-year-old girl, according to the Maryland U.S. attorney's office.
Frank Pierce Young entered an AOL chat session and invited a person he thought was a young girl from Ohio into a private chat room, federal prosecutors said. The undercover officer chatted with Young from January to July of 2007, "during which he transmitted images of children in sexually explicit poses and engaged in sexually explicit conduct," prosecutors said in a statement.
Prosecutors said Young has been collecting images of child pornography for 10 years.
Midnight curfew for youth starts
The Baltimore Police Department started its summer enforcement of the city's midnight curfew this week for people younger than 18.
Those younger than 18 found unaccompanied on the streets after midnight Thursday through Saturday nights are taken to the Dallas N. Nicholas Senior Elementary School at 201 E. 21st St., where city and school police contact their parents. The center will also be staffed with Health Department employees.
Starting today, the city's public pools are scheduled open with a party from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Druid Hill Park Pool.
The city's Department of Recreation and Parks operates six park pools, each with a 500-person capacity. They are open from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and holidays. The city operates 13 smaller neighborhood pools that are open from noon to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sundays and holidays. There are 20 wading pools in the city. .
Study to focus on firefighters' health
The Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. government to help research the high number of heart attacks suffered by firefighters, according to Sens. Barbara A. Mikulski and Benjamin L. Cardin.
Johns Hopkins is working with the National Volunteer Fire Council and will study firefighter fitness programs and ways to reduce preventable heart conditions. Heart attacks are a leading cause of death for firefighters, according to the senators.