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Sexual Assault

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  • Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults

    Obama orders military leaders to report on progress against sexual assaults
    Hours after Congress passed a range of proposals to combat sexual assaults in the armed forces, President Barack Obama ordered military leaders on Friday to conduct a yearlong review of their progress in eliminating rape from the ranks — and...
  • Military sexual assault victims break the silence

    Brian Lewis figures he could have dealt with the rape. It's the Navy's response to the attack that still haunts the Baltimore native. Lewis, the son of a Defense Department civilian who commanded his JROTC battalion in high school, sailed through...
  • Rape acquittals spur calls for law change

    Rape acquittals spur calls for law change
    A string of acquittals for a man accused of raping several Baltimore women has renewed a debate over whether the law should be changed to help prosecutors secure sex offense convictions. Nelson Bernard Clifford, 35, has been cleared in four trials in...
  • Gansler, Brown clash over domestic violence proposals

    Gansler, Brown clash over domestic violence proposals
    An attempt by Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler to pivot from character concerns to issues in the increasingly nasty gubernatorial contest yielded more vitriol Tuesday as Gansler accused a rival, Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, of putting politics ahead of...
  • Judge dismisses lawsuit related to Naval Academy assault

    Judge dismisses lawsuit related to Naval Academy assault
    A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a Naval Academy midshipmen who sought the removal of the academy's superintendent in a sexual assault case involving her classmates. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander granted the Navy's motion to...
  • Baltimore man gets life for sexual assault, killing of children's mother

    Baltimore man gets life for sexual assault, killing of children's mother
    A Baltimore man received twin life sentences Wednesday for sexually assaulting and murdering his children's mother at a house where she was staying in the city's Waltherson neighborhood. Shawn Stevenson, 43, had been in a relationship with Somchanh...
  • SARC recognized for Domestic Violence Awareness Month

    SARC, a non-profit in Harford County providing hope and resources to victims of domestic violence, sexual violence, child abuse and stalking, received a proclamation from the Harford County Council recognizing October as Domestic Violence Awareness Month....
  • Court dates set for Naval Academy midshipmen

    Court dates set for Naval Academy midshipmen
    Two former Naval Academy football players will stand trial early next year on charges that they sexually assaulted a classmate. Midshipman Eric Graham's court-martial is scheduled for Jan. 27 and Midshipman Joshua Tate's court-martial is scheduled for...
  • VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say

    VA discriminates against sexual trauma victims, advocates say
    The Department of Veterans Affairs is approving claims for post-traumatic stress disorder stemming from military sexual assault or harassment at rates that are "significantly lower" than those for PTSD from combat and other causes, advocacy groups said...
  • Baltimore Police seek suspect in sexual assaults

    Baltimore Police seek suspect in sexual assaults
    Baltimore Police are asking for help in locating a man they said sexually assaulted or raped multiple women over the past two weeks. The suspect—depicted in a sketch with this story—is described as a black male, between 5-foot-7 and 6-feet,...
  • Gansler's comments reflect 'boys will be boys' culture [letter]

    Gansler's comments reflect 'boys will be boys' culture [letter]
    Our society continues to tolerate record numbers of rapes and sexual assaults on college campuses, in our military and elsewhere. Everyone committed to eradicating rape and sexual assault assumes our political leaders, particularly those involved in law...
  • Gaithersburg man accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 men in last decade

    Gaithersburg man accused of sexually assaulting at least 10 men in last decade
    Montgomery County police have arrested a Gaithersburg man who they say has sexually assaulted at least 10 college-age men in the last decade. Joey Poindexter, 38, of Plum Creek Drive, was arrested Saturday, after a man came forward with an accusation of...