| Jul 11, 2013
| 2:01 PM
A former employee at the world headquarters for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Montgomery County was sentenced to 150 years in prison in Howard County Circuit Court this week for sexually abusing three girls between the ages of 5 and 8.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 6:17 PM
Maryland's top court upheld the convictions this week of Karl Marshall Walker Jr. a former Columbia elementary school worker whose love letters to an 8-year-old girl at the school led to precedent-setting convictions on charges of sexual abuse of a...
| Jul 14, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Violence in Baltimore is not unique or even out of the ordinary — it is to be expected. For those of us who grew up in neighborhoods that were more like war zones and in communities that were more like deserts, the truth underlying the violence...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 10:56 AM
An Aberdeen man has been charged with sexually abusing two teenage girls, according to a statement of charges on file in court.
Brian Craig Smith, 46, of the 1200 block of Perryman Road, has been charged with multiple counts of second-degree sex offense,...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 7:23 AM
Federal agents and local law enforcement agencies in Maryland and across the country have arrested more than 250 men and a handful of women in a month-long operation targeting "child predators" who are part of a "disturbing trend" of adults connecting...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Major League Baseball will announce Tuesday a new policy to protect players from discrimination and harassment based on sexual-orientation, according to a report from The Associated Press.
Per MLB's new guidelines, which strengthen existing policies,...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 4:07 PM
A former Baltimore County police officer will serve no jail time after pleading guilty to allegations that he filmed himself engaging in sex acts and neglected calls while on duty.
Aaron Z. Pross, 29, of Newark, Del., received an 18-month suspended...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:33 AM
A former Baltimore County firefighter from Owings Mills was sentenced in federal court to 16 years in prison late Thursday for recording his sexual abuse of two boys and soliciting and storing images of several others, according to Maryland U.S....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 11:59 AM
Efforts to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military got a boost this week from unexpected quarters — the tea party wing of the Republican Party. Sens. Rand Paul of Kentucky and Ted Cruz of Texas said they support legislation offered...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 3:02 PM
A former security guard at Greater Baltimore Medical Center was sentenced Wednesday to 50 years in prison for attempted rape after he burglarized a Towson apartment last year, prosecutors said.
Prosecutors said Ricky Bostic, 44, broke into a residence...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:46 PM
State, local and FBI law enforcement officers across Maryland and the United States announced a sweeping, coordinated child prostitution bust that recovered 105 children, the FBI announced Monday.
While no children were reported found in Maryland, the...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 6:30 AM
When Sara Cochran, Deadra Atkins and other members of Howard County Agast talk about human trafficking at public lectures and events, they often tell the anecdote of a girl picked up by a suspected human trafficker near a typical American mall.