Tag Archives: sexual assault

Md. bill targeting repeat sex offenders stymied again

Sen. Jim Brochin, D-Baltimore County, in the Senate chamber. (File)

Legislation to allow evidence of past sexually assaultive behavior into criminal trials has again stalled in the General Assembly despite backing from the governor’s office. The measures would allow prosecutors to introduce evidence of a defendant’s past behavior that would ...

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Md. lawmakers consider allowing prior bad acts-evidence in sex offense cases

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Legislation to allow prosecutors to introduce evidence at trial of past sexually assaultive behavior under limited circumstances has returned to the General Assembly, and while advocates say it is narrowly tailored and includes procedural safeguards, defense attorneys maintain it is ...

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$1M pledged to help Baltimore victims after scathing report

In this Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016 file photo, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan speaks with a reporter during the National Governors Association Winter Meeting in Washington. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File)

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan on Thursday pledged at least $1 million in grants to help groups that serve victims of sexual assault and human trafficking in Baltimore after the Justice Department found the police department’s responses to sexual ...

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‘Yes means yes’ sexual assault bill dies; campus officials and activists debate next step

Delegate Marice Morales. (File)

ANNAPOLIS — A bill that would require Maryland institutions of higher education to revamp their sexual assault policies will not receive a vote this year, setting up a debate between university officials and activists about how to address the problem ...

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Training, new buildings, testing among top education issues for General Assembly

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When the Maryland General Assembly convenes in Annapolis next month, universities and community colleges will support ongoing efforts to develop the economy and make the state more business-friendly – such as by helping expand the workforce through continuing education.

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