The Baltimore City Detention Center had the second-highest rate of sexual contact between jail staff and inmates in the nation, according to a U.S. Department of Justice study released less than a month after federal prosecutors accused corrections officers at the jail of sleeping with gang members.
Months before an unsealed federal indictment blew the lid off allegations of widespread gang corruption at the Baltimore City Detention Center, those allegations were already common knowledge among many — including Shavella Miles, the jail's chief of security.
The Pentagon estimated Tuesday that 26,000 members of the military were sexually assaulted last year, 36 percent more than a year earlier, in a trend so severe that senior officials warned it could threaten recruiting and retention of military personnel.
By By David S. Cloud and Carrie Wells and Tribune Newspapers
An employee of the Harford County public school system who works primarily with special needs students has been placed under suspension without pay following her indictment on a sex offense charge last month.
It's hard to fathom what it must have been like for Dez Wells to emerge from beneath the weight of public suspicion and step into a sold-out basketball arena again and hear cheers and balls bouncing and bands playing.
San Francisco prosecutors will not file charges against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was under investigation after a woman accused him of sexual assault, District Attorney George Gascón said Friday.
A Marine Corps officer who worked as an instructor at the Naval Academy has been accused of sexually assaulting a female midshipman in his Annapolis apartment following the annual croquet match between the academy and St. John's College in 2011.
The attorney for a Baltimore private school teacher has acknowledged that his client had sex with a former student, but says he is innocent of any crime because the contact was part of a consensual, adult relationship.
By By Kevin Rector and Carrie Wells and The Baltimore Sun
Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold has said little in public about allegations he used his taxpayer-funded police detail to arrange sexual liaisons and defeat his political adversaries. Now he will answer the charges in court.
Eleven people and the state ACLU sued Anne Arundel County Executive John R. Leopold Wednesday, contending the county illegally compiled files about citizens on Leopold's alleged "enemies list," then refused to release the information collected.
For Erica Hamlett-Nicholson's 11-year-old son, Shawn Nowlin was his most trusted confidant when the Hazelwood Elementary/Middle School fifth-grader needed to work through the depression of his parents' separation.
Several incidents outlined in court documents, analyzed in a Baltimore Sun investigation, indicate that Catholic officials were aware of John Merzbacher's sexual abuse of students in the 1970s but did not report it until he was criminally investigated in the 1990s.
Police say information about the alleged sexual assault of a Notre Dame of Maryland University student was "miscommunicated" by the student to police, but that they are still investigating the Oct. 22 incident.
The Boy Scouts of America's "perversion files" include a file on former U.S. Rep. Robert E. Bauman, who left office in 1980 amid allegations that he had solicited sex from a 16-year-old male prostitute.
A longtime coach at the Baltimore County swim club where famed Olympian Michael Phelps trained resigned his position after an allegation of the sexual abuse of a 14-year-old athlete was recently revealed, officials said Friday.
Dezmine Wells, a highly touted former Xavier basketball player hoping to transfer to Maryland, was in College Park on Wednesday as the school studied a sexual assault allegation against him that a prosecutor said resulted from a game of "truth or dare."