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Illegal immigrant gets 10 years for transporting girl for sex

A 40-year-old illegal immigrant was sentenced to 10 years in prison for transporting a 15-year-old girl across state lines for sex.

Edgar Daniel Mazariegos-Cifuentes, a Guatemalan citizen, picked up the New York girl after she got into a fight with her mother. She was a family friend, and Mazariegos had recently professed his love for her, documents said.

Mazariegos drove her to Maryland and rented a hotel room at a Comfort Inn in Silver Spring. He then forced the girl to have sex, she told police.

Bicyclist killed in Silver Spring

A 23-year bicyclist was killed when he was struck by a car in Silver Spring.

The victim has been identified as Jesus Antonio Hernandez, of the 100 block of E. Wayne Avenue in Silver Spring.

At about 9 p.m. Sunday, Hernandez was traveling northbound on the sidewalk of Silver Spring Avenue when he entered the intersection at Fenton Street against a red light and collided with a Toyota Corolla driven by a 79-year-old Sandy Spring woman.

Hernandez, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital and died from his injuries.

College Park dead man identified

Prince George's County police have identified a man who died after police responded to a report of a fight in College Park.

The deceased is identified as 47-year-old Mark Anthony Ziegler of the 9700 block of 52nd Avenue.

On 9:20 p.m. Sunday, patrol officers responded to the 9700 block of 52nd Avenue for a domestic dispute.

Upon arrival, patrol officers found Ziegler unresponsive inside his home, and was taken to a hospital where he died. There were no signs of injury to Ziegler and no immediate cause of death, police said.

Detectives were waiting on autopsy and toxicology results from the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

-- Scott McCabe

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