Baltimore prosecutors are scheduled to meet Thursday with a woman to discuss further allegations of sexual abuse against John Merzbacher, a former teacher at the Catholic Community middle school in Baltimore.
A former midshipman who says she was raped twice when she was at the Naval Academy has filed a federal lawsuit seeking to force officials to improve their response to sexual assaults at the service academies.
Two U.S. Supreme Court decisions unintentionally bolstered the appeal arguments of a convicted child rapist, who was accused of terrorizing students at a Baltimore Catholic school where he taught in the 1970s and could, under the rulings, be released from prison despite having been sentenced to four life terms.
A former Anne Arundel County employee on Friday filed a $2.5 million lawsuit against County Executive John R. Leopold, claiming he discriminated against women who worked for him, forced employees to contribute to his campaign and retaliated against those who didn't comply.
As the number of women seeking care from the VA health system has grown — female patients nationwide doubled to more than 310,000 from 2000 to 2010 — so has the incidence of post-traumatic stress disorder related to sexual harassment or attacks.
Do the findings of the recent Pentagon report on sexual harassment and assaults mean that such incidents are on the rise at the Naval Academy? Or that midshipmen have grown more aware of sexual assault and are more likely to report an attack to authorities?
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy doubled during the 2010-11 academy year, and the percentage of midshipmen reporting unwanted sexual contact also doubled, from one in 12 to one in six, according to a report release Tuesday by the Pentagon.
Blockbuster Inc. has agreed to pay more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit in which the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission accused the retailer of subjecting female employees to sexual harassment, the agency's Baltimore office said Wednesday.
The Sun has invited participants in the Occupy Baltimore protest to submit occasional articles describing their experiences, ideas and goals. This one, from Baltimore resident Jenny Gaeng, provides one protester's perspective on a memo circulated at the protest that drew criticism for apparently suggesting that any allegations of sexual assault at the encampment be handled internally and that victims not call police.
For the homeless, drug-addicted women Jacqueline Robarge works with, summer in Baltimore was long and violent. Her outreach workers with the nonprofit Power Inside heard of at least eight accounts of sexual assaults and rape.