Sexual Assault

Baltimore County authorities seek dismissal of claims against them in class-action sexual assault lawsuit

Baltimore County authorities seek dismissal of claims against them in class-action sexual assault lawsuit

Attorneys for Baltimore County authorities filed motions this week to dismiss claims against them in a class-action lawsuit that alleges law enforcement and prosecutors fostered a culture to dismiss and cover up complaints of sexual assault.

Five women with ties to the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, allege they were sexually assaulted by UMBC students in separate incidents and that authorities failed to properly investigate, report or prosecute, according to the civil lawsuit originally filed in September and expanded in October. Their complaint states that university and Baltimore County authorities have discriminated against women for years on the basis of gender,...

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