MAYOR PLEADS GUILTY TO SEXUAL ABUSE
Alfred Muller, a 58-year-old suburban mayor, pleaded guilty Friday to sexually abusing a 14-year-old boy in Washington's National Cathedral. Muller is a longtime mayor of Friendship Heights, Maryland and a volunteer usher at the cathedral for 35 years. He encountered the teen in a bathroom on January 28th and reached over and touched him as they stood at adjacent urinals. The boy identified Muller from a photo in People Magazine, which carried a story about Friendship Heights' smoking ban. The boy was at the cathedral on a field trip. According to the Associated Press, in exchange for Muller's admission to one count of sexual abuse of a minor and registering as a sex offender, prosecutors agreed not to oppose a sentence of probation on the retired physician and teacher at Georgetown University medical school. If the judge accepts the plea to a misdemeanor on May 11th, Muller's sentencing day, the mayor might not serve any time in prison. The maximum penalty is 180 days in jail and a $1,000 fine.