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Frosh seeks justices’ help in placing offender on sex registry (access required)

Maryland’s attorney general is urging the U.S. Supreme Court to review and overturn the state high court’s decision that being placed on the sex offender registry is “punishment” that a judge must order and not a mere listing of offenders ...

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MVLS receives $25K grant to help human trafficking victims (access required)

Maryland Volunteer Lawyers Service announced Monday that it has received a $25,000 grant from the Venable Foundation to assist with the nonprofit’s Human Trafficking Prevention Project. This is the second consecutive year that MVLS has received the funding from the ...

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High court weighs when convict’s name goes on sex offender registry (access required)

ANNAPOLIS — Attorneys for a convicted human trafficker and for the state grappled at Maryland’s top court Friday with whether a person’s name can be placed on the state’s Sex Offender Registry for a crime against a child when the ...

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Frosh announces indictments in human trafficking investigation (access required)

Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh is indicting two individuals charged with human trafficking. Valdez Lawrence, of Baltimore, and Mary Carr, of Dundalk, allegedly forced women to engage in sexual acts for money in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties ...

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Md. bill passes allowing prosecutors to vacate ‘unjust’ convictions (access required)

Though some “second chance” legislation failed to pass the General Assembly in 2019 despite years of pushes from advocates, a bill to provide a tool to prosecutors to vacate past unjust convictions gained bipartisan support and passed both chambers by the ...

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Human trafficking survivors, advocates seek expansion of vacatur law (access required)

Human trafficking survivors and advocates say the law allowing survivors to have their prostitution convictions vacated must be expanded to include other crimes to close a gap in the justice system. Senate Bill 691 would add misdemeanors such as drug ...

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Human trafficking claim against Bethesda couple proceeds toward trial (access required)

An impoverished Indian woman brought to the United States to be a Bethesda couple’s housekeeper and nanny can proceed toward trial on her claim that her seeming benefactors essentially kept her enslaved for the next 15 years, a federal judge ruled Monday.

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