With little discussion, the Maryland Senate on Friday unanimously approved legislation that would allow prosecutors to introduce evidence of past offenses when trying defendants accused of sexual assault.
Similar legislation has already cleared a key hurdle in the House of Delegates.
The bill has broad support, including that of Gov. Larry Hogan.
The legislation has taken on new urgency in the wake of revelations about Larry Nassar, the doctor accused of sexually abusing U.S. gymnasts, and Bill Cosby, the comedian accused of drugging and...