James Brochin

Long-sought bill targeting serial rapists passes Maryland legislature, goes to Gov. Hogan

Long-sought bill targeting serial rapists passes Maryland legislature, goes to Gov. Hogan

Accused sexual predators who claim that their adult victims consented to sex will now face the possibility that evidence of their past behavior can be presented against them at trial under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on Wednesday.

The Maryland Senate voted unanimously to approve the legislation long sought by Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby. Gov. Larry Hogan has endorsed the bill and plans to sign it.

”I am so ecstatic that the time is finally up for serial sexual predators,” Mosby said. “We have closed a loophole for those predators claiming consent.”

Maryland law does not currently allow prosecutors in rape and sexual assault cases...

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