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Tag Archives: child sexual abuse

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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Md. court: Supervised visitation did not violate sex abuser’s parental rights (access required)

A sentencing judge did not violate a convicted child sexual abuser’s fundamental right to parent by requiring -- as a condition of probation -- that his visits with his pre-school son be supervised, even though the abuse was not of his boy but of a 10-year-old girl not related to him, Maryland’s top court has unanimously ruled.

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Md. dentist gets probation in child-sex-for-drugs case (access required)

HAGERSTOWN — A dentist has been sentenced to two years’ probation for arranging to have sex with a 12-year-old girl in exchange for prescription painkillers and cash. The Herald-Mail reports that Vaqar Choudry of Germantown was sentenced Thursday in Hagerstown. ...

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Appeals court overturns child sex abuse conviction (access required)

A Maryland appeals court has overturned the conviction and 41-year prison sentence of a man accused of sexually abusing a pre-teen neighbor, saying he was denied his constitutional right to adequately cross examine the boy at trial and that the judge’s instruction to the jury improperly presumed a crime had been committed.

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