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DOD: Sexual assaults increase at 3 major academies

ANNAPOLIS — The number of reported sexual assaults at the nation’s three major military academies rose in the latest academic year from one year earlier, according to a report released Tuesday by the Pentagon. The Defense Department’s “Annual Report on ...

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‘CSI effect’ instruction faulted again

Maryland’s top court on Tuesday unanimously overturned a man’s conviction for sexually assaulting a 7-year-old girl in Salisbury, saying he was denied a fair trial because the judge told the jury that prosecutors did not need scientific evidence to prove ...

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Mount Rainier officer ordered held without bond

UPPER MARLBORO — A Prince George’s County judge has ordered a Mount Rainier police officer indicted on attempted murder and sex-offense charges to be held without bond. Prosecutors accuse 27-year-old Gene Gillette of shooting a man in his Capitol Heights ...

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DNA links 1998 D.C. killing to series of Montgomery Co. rapes

ROCKVILLE — Investigators say DNA connects the 1998 killing of a woman in Georgetown to a series of sexual assaults in Montgomery County from the same time. Now police in the District of Columbia plan to start a website to ...

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Baltimore correctional officer reports sexual assault

Officials say a correctional officer at the Baltimore City Detention Center has reported being sexually assaulted by an inmate. Authorities say a person of interest is being questioned in Saturday’s incident. The internal investigation unit of the Department of Public ...

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Ex-IMF leader Strauss-Kahn pleads not guilty to sex assault

NEW YORK — Dominique Strauss-Kahn formally asserted his innocence Monday to charges he tried to rape a hotel maid, but the drama unfolded outside the Manhattan courtroom as protesters jeered the former International Monetary Fund leader and lawyers for the ...

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Justices reinstate verdict to victim of prison assault

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Monday reinstated a $625,000 judgment against Ohio prison officials who did nothing to prevent a guard’s sexual assault of an inmate and then punished the victim. The justices unanimously agreed that a federal appeals ...

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