The Blotter: Former FBI analyst pleads to child porn, D.C. trash-truck crash kills 71-year-old driver, Potomac burglar sentenced to 12 years

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Former FBI analyst pleads to child porn

A former FBI analyst has pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography.

Keith Michael Dietterle, 28, of the District, admitted to sending the images and links to videos to a man he befriended in an Internet chat room often used by people who have a sexual interest in children. However, Dietterle's new online friend was a D.C. police detective.

Dietterle faces a likely sentence of eight to 10 years as part of the plea deal, prosecutors said. His sentencing is scheduled for June 27 in D.C. federal court.

Dietterle, who worked in the FBI Headquarters in downtown D.C., was dismissed last year as a result of the investigation.

D.C. trash-truck crash kills 71-year-old driver

A 71-year-old Oxon Hill man was killed when the trash truck he was driving struck an overpass in Southeast Washington.

It happened about 2 p.m. Monday at the junction of South Capitol Street and the M Street bridge overpass. D.C. police said the 1989 Mack truck was traveling south on South Capitol Street when the back of the vehicle struck the concrete and steel overpass, raising the front of the truck off the ground and ejecting the driver, identified as James Harvey Harris.

Potomac burglar sentenced

A career burglar who targeted vehicles and homes near Potomac and Bethesda country clubs has been sentenced to 12 years in prison, prosecutors said.

Michael B. Dorsey, 47, who had addresses in Silver Spring and Potomac, was found guilty last month in four separate trials in Montgomery County. He represented himself.

Authorities said Dorsey sometimes hid inside his Cadillac Escalade SUV to seek out victims and then steal purses, laptops and other valuables from their vehicles. He was caught on camera using stolen credit cards, prosecutors said.

Investigators searching his vehicles found a replica handgun, a spring-loaded window punch and hundreds of dollars in stolen goods.

- Scott McCabe & Naomi Jagoda

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