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Sexual Assault

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  • Prosecutors: Naval Academy midshipman was too drunk to consent

    Prosecutors: Naval Academy midshipman was too drunk to consent
    WASHINGTON — The alleged victim in the Naval Academy sexual assault case testified Tuesday that she drank heavily before and during an April 2012 party and didn't remember having sex with any fellow midshipmen. The woman, now a senior at the...
  • Repayment for Naval Academy education can vary

    Repayment for Naval Academy education can vary
    Naval Academy midshipmen get a free education courtesy of American taxpayers in exchange for serving five years in the military after graduation. But when students leave the academy — voluntarily or not — they often have to repay Uncle Sam for...
  • Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault

    Two former Navy football players face court-martial in alleged sexual assault
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has referred two former members of the Navy football team to a court-martial on charges that they sexually assaulted a fellow midshipman while she was incapacitated at a party in Annapolis, the academy said...
  • An underreported crime [Editorial]

    An underreported crime  [Editorial]
    According to a recent White House report, one out of every five young women is victimized by a sexual assault during her college years. Yet nearly half those crimes are never reported to school officials or to police. Only about 12 percent of students...
  • Make cyber-sexual assault a felony [Commentary]

    Make cyber-sexual assault a felony [Commentary]
    In 2010, When Annmarie Chiarini's ex-boyfriend posted 88 naked pictures of her on a website designed to shame, humiliate and destroy lives, she went straight to the police. Certain her ex committed a crime, she was shocked when the officers smirked...
  • Effort to strip Naval Academy official of review in sex assault case is denied

    A federal judge denied on Monday a request to strip the U.S. Naval Academy superintendent of his authority to decide whether to prosecute a sexual assault case involving three former Navy football players. "For me to stick my nose in the Navy's...
  • Midshipman accused of sex assault wants superintendent removed from case

    Midshipman accused of sex assault wants superintendent removed from case
    One of the Naval Academy midshipmen accused of sexually assaulting a classmate is seeking to join a lawsuit, filed by the alleged victim, that calls for the academy superintendent to be removed from the case. Midshipman Joshua Tate is seeking...
  • Navy seeks dismissal of lawsuit related to sex assault case

    The U.S. Navy has asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit that seeks removal of the Naval Academy superintendent from a high-profile sexual assault case. The alleged sexual assault victim has agreed not to oppose the motion to dismiss, according to...
  • Community college project aims to shed colorful light on domestic violence

    Community college project aims to shed colorful light on domestic violence
    Antonio Iglesia has a well-toned, muscular build, one similar to those of men who spend Sunday afternoons crossing lines of scrimmage and chasing quarterbacks. But the Anne Arundel Community College student says he has been in two relationships...
  • 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...
  • Prosecutors re-file sex assault charges dropped six years ago

    Prosecutors re-file sex assault charges dropped six years ago
    Baltimore prosecutors have resurrected charges dropped six years ago against a convicted sex offender, a rare move that comes as the man's latest trial is set to begin after a series of acquittals on recent accusations. Nelson Bernard Clifford, who...