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Man arrested for sexual assault in Rockville


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A Waldorf man has been arrested for sexually assaulting a 20-year-old female with a cognitive learning disability.

According to Montgomery County Police, Warren Giddings, 23, assaulted the female at her Rockville home in February.

Authorities say Giddings and his victim met through an online dating website. After several online and text messages exchanges, they agreed to meet at the victim's residence.

During that meeting, police say Giddings assaulted the female and stole her tablet computer.

Giddings has been charged with three county of first degree sexual assault, three counts of second degree sexual assault, three counts of venerable adult abuse and theft under $1,000. He is currently being held on $150,000 bond.

Detectives believe there may be other women who have been assaulted by Giddings.

Chief Justice Roberts not picked for jury duty


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- Chief Justice John Roberts was not chosen after he showed up for jury duty Wednesday in Rockville, Md., reported our editorial partners at The Washington Post.

Justice Roberts left without speaking.

This is not the first time a Supreme Court Justice has not been chosen for jury duty.

In 2005, Justice Stephen Breyer reported for jury duty in Marlborough, Mass. and was barely recognized.

Md. man charged for exposing himself to women, girls


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 27-year-old Rockville man was arrested and charged Wednesday for exposing himself multiple times to different females, including five underage girls, according to Montgomery County Police.

Kevin Thomas McHale was arrested and charged with eight counts of indecent exposure, police said.

During these incidents, police say McHale would make inappropriate sexual comments to the female victims and expose himself. Five of the eight victims are between the ages of 13 and 17, police said.

After receiving calls for indecent exposure, police say officers located a gold minivan reported by the victims on Artic Avenue. McHale was identified by police as the driver.

Trash truck collision causes Rockville lane closures


MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Md. (WUSA9) -- Some lanes are blocked in Rockville, after a trash truck struck a pole and turned on its side, according to Montgomery County Fire and Rescue.

The accident happened on Norbeck Road & E. Gude Dr, according to authorities.

All eastbound lanes on Gude Dr. are closed, Montgomery County Police said. Authorities have not released any information on injuries yet.

We will continue to update you as information comes in.


Md. man used social media to get sexually explicit photos


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA9) -- A 20-year-old Rockville man pleaded guilty Friday to production of child pornography by using photos of young girls he met through social media and Internet chats.

Marc Jospeh Punzalan, 20, of Rockville, Maryland would meet girls online and convince them to send him sexually explicit photographs of themselves, according to a press release from the United States Attorney for the District of Maryland.

He threatened the victims by saying he would post their images online or tell their friends and family if they did not continue to send photos.

According to Punzalan's plea agreement, he was in touch with four girls between the ages of 12- and 16-years-old between January 2012 and January 2014. The girls sent him sexually explicit photos of themselves and used their cell phones, social media and chat messaging sites to do so, officials said.

Volunteer EMS struck on I-495 remain hospitalized


ROCKVILLE, Md. (WUSA 9) -- Two volunteer Montgomery County emergency medical services personnel who were injured while helping at a crash scene on the Beltway are still in the hospital.

Glen Echo Fire Department EMT Thomas E. Schryver, 26, and EMT Sydney E. Marshall, 19, were both transported to Suburban Hospital after they were struck by a car while assisting at a crash scene on I-495 early Sunday morning. Montgomery County fire officials say they are resting and in good spirits on Monday morning. They also say that their conditions are improving and the prognoses for both are good.

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

METRO SCHOOL of the ARTS ACADEMY AUDITIONS, SUN., MAR. 1; for 2015-2016 School Year

Students interested in attending the Metropolitan School of the Arts (MSA) of Alexandria and Lorton, Va. can audition on Sun., Mar. 1 at MSA Lorton Campus at 9601 Ox Road. Auditions are required as part of the 2015-2016 academy registration. The MSA Academy audition is for performing arts students from 6th grade to 12th grade. Students should call 703-339-0444 ext.3 or visit www.metropolitanarts.org to register for an audition time. 

The audition process will give prospective students an opportunity to demonstrate his or her skills in dance, music and theater for the chairs of the respective arts departments.  Applicants must attend a live audition if they live within three geographical states of MSA.  Prospective students living beyond the three-state radius may submit a DVD audition.