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Soccer Coach Arrested for Sexual Abuse

Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division have been investigating the report of sexual abuse by a soccer coach for the Real Maryland FC Soccer Club.  Roger Misael Fernandez, age 38, of Takoma Park, was arrested and charged with sexual abuse of a minor and one count of a fourth-degree sexual offense. 

On September 15, 2010, a juvenile male reported to police that Fernandez had touched him inappropriately in March of this year at the corporate offices of the Real Maryland FC Soccer Club in Silver Spring, MD. 

Fernandez is currently a volunteer with the Northwood High School soccer team.  He has been a soccer coach since 1993 in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties.  His duties with the Real Maryland FC Soccer Club involve traveling and coaching along the east coast.  Detectives would like to hear from anyone who has knowledge of any inappropriate contact by Fernandez with a juvenile.

Three Arrested After Series of Robberies

Chief Ronald A. Ricucci from the Takoma Park Police Department announces the arrests of Eric Charles Bacon, 19; Todd Maurice King, 17; and a 15 year old juvenile, all of Washington, D.C., for First Degree Assault, Second Degree Assault, Armed Robbery, Theft less than $100 and Conspiracy to Commit Robbery.  King is being charged as an adult.

'Blair Witch' Creators to Film in Maryland

The Gazette reports that an independent thriller film, "Possession," will begin filming next month at several locations in Washington County, according to the state Department of Business and Economic Development, with the project to employ Maryland film crews and boosting the local economy.

The film is being written and directed by Eduardo Sanchez and produced by Robin Cowie and Gregg Hale and their company, Haxan Films. The trio created "The Blair Witch Project," which was shot in Maryland and grossed more than $250 million worldwide, according to DBED officials.

"It feels great to finally shoot another film in my home state," said Sanchez, who said he grew up in Takoma Park and lives in Urbana.

"The last time went pretty well for us," Cowie said "We look forward to creating jobs, hiring local cast and crew and a great production."