Tag Archives: child abuse

Md. high court finds no violation in teacher’s explicit calls to teen

Maryland Court of Appeals. (file)

A Salisbury martial-arts instructor who engaged in sexually explicit telephone calls and emails with a 15-year-old female student outside of class did not violate a Maryland law prohibiting sexual exploitation of a minor by someone with temporary care, custody or supervision of the child, a divided Maryland top court ruled Tuesday.

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Child advocates, doctors battle over Md. abuse-reporting legislation

Del. Kathleen M. Dumais, D-Montgomery. (File photo)

Child advocates opposed doctors and psychologists Thursday over legislation that would require agencies investigating potential child abuse or neglect to file a complaint with a licensing board when they have “substantial grounds to believe” that a health-care provider, police officer or teacher “knowingly failed” to report suspected abuse or neglect.

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