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The sexual assault bill being pushed by Baltimore City State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby is a double-edged sword that can slice either way ("Marilyn Mosby, with growing coalition, pushes sexual assault legislation for fourth year," Feb. 20).

A charge in court should stand on the evidence presented before the judge and jury at that time. Use of previous sexual assault allegations are just "allegations" and could help the state in the case. If not convicted of the previous charges, then they remain just allegations and should not be admissible in court.

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If the prosecutor's office has a strong case and they present it as a strong case, then they should not need to use old allegations which were not strong enough for a conviction in the past.

Stas Chrzanowski, Baltimore

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