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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...
  • 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...
  • Military prosecutors could seek dismissal of Naval Academy assault case

    Military prosecutors could seek dismissal of Naval Academy assault case
    Military prosecutors are seeking to dismiss charges against one of the Naval Academy midshipmen accused of sexually assaulting a female classmate, according to the woman's attorney. Midshipman Eric Graham, a senior from Eight Mile, Ala., is facing a...
  • Sexual assault reports up slightly at Naval Academy

    Sexual assault reports up slightly at Naval Academy
    The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academies, according to an assessment to be released by the Pentagon on Friday. Overall reports at the three academies...
  • 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...
  • Naval Academy says increase in sex assault reports shows progress

    Naval Academy says increase in sex assault reports shows progress
    Naval Academy officials say an increase in reports of sexual assault shows they are making progress against the crime. Fifteen sexual assaults were reported at the academy during the 2012-2013 academic year, the Pentagon said Friday, up from 13 the...
  • 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....
  • Assault charges dropped against former Navy football player

    Assault charges dropped against former Navy football player
    The U.S. Naval Academy announced Friday that criminal charges have been dropped against a midshipman accused of sexually assaulting a classmate at an off-campus party. Military lawyers recommended to academy Superintendent Vice Adm. Michael Miller not...
  • Naval Academy drops sex assault charges against football player

    Naval Academy drops sex assault charges against football player
    The superintendent of the Naval Academy has dropped all criminal charges against a second football player accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman at a party in Annapolis, officials said Friday. Military lawyers advised Vice Adm. Michael H....
  • 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...