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Supreme Court declines convicted Md. child molester’s appeal (access required)

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear a former Silver Spring elementary school teacher’s argument that his conviction for having sexually abused students should be overturned because the trial judge refused to allow testimony regarding his appropriate behavior ...

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Convicted Md. child molester appeals to Supreme Court (access required)

A former Silver Spring elementary school teacher convicted of having sexually abused students has urged the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn his conviction, saying testimony regarding his appropriate behavior toward pupils should have been permitted at trial. In ...

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Split Md. high court allows behavior testimony in sex abuse cases (access required)

People accused of sexually abusing a child may present testimony at trial from individuals attesting to the defendants’ appropriate behavior toward children in their care, Maryland’s top court has ruled over the objection of two judges who said such testimonials ...

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