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By Jay Apperson and Jay Apperson,SUN STAFF | February 4, 2000
CUMBERLAND -- John A. Miller IV, described by prosecutors as a "highly motivated predator" who lured a Carroll County girl to her death, was convicted yesterday of murder and sexual assault, setting the stage for a death penalty hearing next week. Miller, 27, was found guilty of first-degree murder, a first-degree sexual offense, robbery and false imprisonment in the strangling of 17-year-old Shen D. Poehlman in Reisterstown in July 1998. The defense had conceded that Miller killed the girl but had fought the sexual-assault and robbery allegations, knowing that prosecutors needed those convictions to pursue the death penalty.
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By Mary Gail Hare, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2011
An Edgewood man was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday after he pleaded guilty to three counts of sexual assault of a 4-year-old Harford County girl who lived in a house where he was temporarily residing. Jhugh Joshua Metcalf, 28, was charged in November 2009. The assaults took place in the girl's bedroom from October to November of 2009, according to court papers. Harford County Circuit Judge William O. Carr sentenced Metcalf to a total of 60 years, with 20 years suspended.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2014
The number of sexual assaults reported at the Naval Academy increased slightly last year while reports fell at the other service academies, according to an assessment to be released by the Pentagon on Friday. Overall reports at the three academies fell from 80 during the 2011-2012 academic year to 70 in 2012-2013, according to the Annual Report on Sexual Harassment and Violence at the Military Service Academies obtained by The Baltimore Sun. That drop runs counter to the recent militarywide trend of increased reporting - a trend that officials have said indicates a growing trust in the military justice system.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | January 20, 2012
A 19-year-old man was sentenced to prison Friday morning after the girl he sexually assaulted in a Woodlawn roller rink told the judge that since the crime she's been harassed, gotten into fights with schoolmates and become increasingly angry. "I'm not myself anymore. I was deprived of who I am because of what they did," the victim said. Kadeem R. Santiful, one of three males charged in the assault on the girl, who was 12 when the incident occurred at Skateworks in August 2010, was sentenced to 20 years, with 10 years suspended and credit for 17 months of time already served in jail and on home detention.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | May 20, 2011
A former Anne Arundel County police rookie who was stripped of his badge four years ago after he admitted he had photographed himself fondling a teenager's breasts during a traffic stop pleaded guilty Friday to assaulting another woman. Joseph Francis Mosmiller, 27, was sentenced to 30 days in jail by Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul A. Hackner, who told him to consider the incarceration for second-degree assault a "kick in the pants" incentive to change his ways. The rest of a three-year sentence was suspended in favor of three years on probation.
SPORTS
By Eric Kurhi, The San Jose Mercury News | January 26, 2013
Prosecutors announced Friday that charges will not be sought against 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree, who was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in a swanky downtown hotel. A statement released Friday by San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon said: "The San Francisco Police Department -- Special Victims Unit completed and submitted a thorough investigation of the allegations against Michael Crabtree. Following a review of all the evidence, my office has determined that no charges will be filed against Michael Crabtree at this time.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2012
A 56-year-old man, who police say offered a taxi ride to a teenage boy and then sexually assaulted him, was arrested and charged with the crime Tuesday. The boy was standing at a bus stop near Patapsco Avenue and 9th Street in Brooklyn on the evening of Aug. 21, 2011 when Ted Bryant stopped his taxi cab and offered him a ride home, according to a statement Wednesday from police. Before being dropped off in the 2400 block of Baker Street in West Baltimore, police said, the boy was sexually assault by Bryant.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,Sun Staff Writer | September 12, 1995
A 36-year-old Swansfield Elementary School music teacher has been arrested and charged with child abuse and sexual assault of a 15-year-old who was once in his Boy Scout troop.Craig Alan Smith of the 7900 block of Brightmeadow Court in Ellicott City was arrested Wednesday by Howard County police. Charging documents said he told police that he fondled and performed a sex act on the Columbia youth at his home on July 31.Mr. Smith, a 10-year Howard County teacher, is charged with child abuse, third- and fourth-degree sex offenses, a perverted practice, and battery.
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Staff Reports | April 4, 2012
There were football players in high heels, police officers in pumps, and students in spikes marching around campus on Wednesday, April 4, as Towson University hosted its third annual Walk a Mile In Her Shoes event. Walk A Mile is a national movement and marks April as National Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The event invites men to walk a mile on campus in a pair of women's shoes. Scores of students - men and women - took part in the walk, with many men choosing from a wide range of shoe choices at the sign-in table before stepping out. Towson University Student Government President Matt Sikorski, wearing a fashionable pair of heels, carried a sign stating, "My strength is not for hurting.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | October 13, 2010
A 7-year-old Columbia girl reported that she was sexually assaulted Tuesday evening as she walked home from a neighborhood playground, according to Howard County police. Police said the child told family members that four young men with dreadlock hairstyles accosted her around 7 p.m. in the 9600 block of Basket Ring Road as she walked home from a playground. Three had motor scooters, she said, and the fourth rode a bicycle. She said they grabbed her and assaulted her, though police later said she was not raped.
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