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Va. man sentenced for production, possession of child porn


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A 29-year-old Arlington man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Friday for producing and possession of child pornography, officials said.

Patrick Joseph Friedel, 29, of Arlington was sentenced to 192 months, followed by 10 years of supervised release, United States Attorney's Office of Eastern District of Virginia announced Friday.

Friedel pleaded guilty on January 16, 2014, the attorney's office stated. He met five young teenagers on the Internet and exchanged sexually explicit images with the teenagers, officials said. Friedel sent the victims pictures of other minors engaged in sexually explicit conduct. He threatened the victims to post images online and if not he'd inform parents about the minor's activities.

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Va. housing inspector inappropriately touches victim during inspection


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Arlington County housing inspector was arrested in connection with touching a female victim inappropriately during a home inspection on April 14, 2015, officials said.

Olaseni Cole, 54, is being charged with sexual battery stemming for an incident that happened during a home inspection in the 3900 block of 8th Street South. Cole was arrested and is being held without bond, according to Arlington County police.

Police are investigating the incident and are looking for other victims.

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Arlington filmmaker wants to stamp out 'R-word'


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- It's a word so hurtful it's often referred to by its first letter. One Arlington filmmaker is devoting her life to making a film she hopes will open people's eyes about how the R-word hurts people with intellectual disabilities.

The issue is a personal one for Amanda Lukoff. Her sister Gabrielle has Down Syndrome, and she desperately wants people to think twice before they use the word 'retard' or call someone or something 'retarded,'

"Kids nowadays are growing up saying it. They're hearing their parents say it, and their friends at school. They're hearing it on the bus, hearing it all over TV and movies, so people are desensitized. People just don't realize. So that is why we are making this film," Lukoff said.

Gabrielle wants people to know she's independent, has traveled inside and outside the country and has feelings, just like everyone else.

Landlord says former DC United player destroyed his home


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A former D.C. United player is being sued for nearly $90,000 by his landlord, who claims the athlete not only didn't pay rent but caused serious damage to the property.

Samuel Inkoom, a one time D.C. soccer player, is nowhere to be found.

"I saved for about seven years, pinching pennies," recalled Paul Willette, who says his home on S. Monroe Street in Arlington was his dream home.

Was being the key word.

"What we believe happened is that a T.V. was mounted here."

That's what Willette says punctured the waste line into the home.

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Arlington car destroyed by fallen power lines


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- An Arlington man blames a lightning strike for the demise of his car.

Daniel Groue told WUSA9 that lightning knocked down power lines in his Arlington neighborhood last night, and those outside of his home on Nelson Street.

"Last night around 10:30 we here this big explosion, look outside and the power line is down and its burning towards my car... and it just burns," Groue explained.

The lines landed right on his convertible Mercedes. Goure lost his car, but fortunately nobody was injured.

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Arlington mother's death now homicide


ARLINGTON (WUSA9) -- An Arlington mother found dead inside of her home on Friday was stabbed to death, police confirmed Monday.

Her death is now being investigated as a homicide, police added.

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Mother found dead inside Arlington home

The 42-year-old single mother, Bonnie Black, was found dead in her Arlington home located in the 1100 block of 18th Street South, police said. Black was an FBI contract psychologist, neighbors told WUSA9's Peggy Fox.

Mother found dead inside Arlington home


ARLINGTON, Va. (WUSA9) -- A single mother in Arlington was found dead in her home on Friday, Arlington County police said.

Bonnie Black, age 42, was found in the 1100 block of 18th Street South.

Police were contacted when a passerby noticed Black's three-year-old and five-year-old wandering outside of the home.

Black separated from her husband about two years ago, but not before several encounters with police.

"There is a history of police presence at this residence.

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