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By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2010
A Milwaukee man was charged with second-degree assault and sex offense charges after Anne Arundel County police say he sexually assaulted a woman in her Arnold home Wednesday afternoon. Officers responded to the 500 block of Norton Way at about 2:40 p.m. when the woman called police to report she had been assaulted. She told police that a man selling magazine subscriptions asked to use her bathroom and then assaulted her. Police officers in the area arrested Jarvis Lamon Spain, 21, of the 4600 block of N. 37th St. in Milwaukee and charged him with second-degree assault, perverted practice, fourth-degree sex offense and sodomy.
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By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | June 14, 2014
The public service video produced by the Maryland National Guard on sexual assault begins like others. There's footage of troops training in the field. A narrator warns of predators within the ranks. A succession of leaders discusses the impact of assaults on service members and their teams. Then Brig. Gen. Linda Singh comes on the screen. "Speaking from personal experience, and having been sexually molested as a teenager, I sought out what I thought was the right support structure," the commander of the Maryland Army National Guard says.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | January 3, 2012
A Baltimore man has been charged in Anne Arundel County with sexual assault in Linthicum last week, police said. Tamango Johnson, 38, of the 1800 block of Bolton St., has been charged with rape, assault, false imprisonment, impersonating a police officer and other sex offense charges, according to a statement Tuesday from the Anne Arundel County Police Department. On the evening of Dec. 27, a woman reported being sexually assaulted at the Microtel Inn and Suites, in the 1100 block of Winterson Road, by a man she arranged to meet in her hotel room, police said.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | June 10, 2014
Dr. William Dando pleaded not guilty and is requesting a jury trial on charges he sexually assaulted a female patient at an urgent care center near Cumberland, according to court records updated Monday. Dando appeared Tuesday in Allegany County Circuit Court and his trial is scheduled for Sept. 13. Neither he nor his attorney, R. Steven Friend of Cumberland, could be reached for comment. Dando was indicted last month on sex offense charges after a 41-year-old woman told police he inappropriately touched her during an unchaperoned pelvic examination at MedExpress Urgent Care Center in LaVale in April.
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By Steve Kilar, The Baltimore Sun | November 17, 2011
A teenage girl was kidnapped by four men in Woodlawn, driven to an unfamiliar location and sexually assaulted on Nov. 1, police said. At about 3 p.m. that day, the 15-year-old was walking in the 1800 block of Woodlawn Drive when men in a teal, four-door sedan approached, according to a statement Wednesday from the Baltimore County Police Department. Two of the men were wearing ski masks, police said. One of the unmasked men began talking to the victim, displayed a handgun and then forced her into the car, according to police.
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | December 6, 2011
A 14-year-old Odenton youth is facing attempted rape and other charges, Anne Arundel County police said this week, accusing him of sexually assaulting a female student in a bathroom at Arundel Senior High School, police said. Police said the student was charged Monday as a juvenile with attempted second-degree rape, second-degree sex assault and a second-degree sex offense. He was released to a relative, police said. Last Monday, school officials received an anonymous call alerting them to a possible sexual assault in a bathroom earlier in the day. A female student told police that she knew the student whom she said attacked her. andrea.siegel@baltsun.com Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
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By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2010
A former Randallstown man was sentenced this week to 40 years in prison for the sexual assault in March 2009 of an employee at an Edgewater restaurant after she got off work, according to court records. Christopher Edward Taylor, 36, of Washington, D.C., was accused of forcing his way into the woman's car at gunpoint at about 11:30 p.m. March 31 after she left work at an Original Steakhouse, assaulting her and making her take him to an ATM to withdraw cash from her bank account.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | May 21, 2013
Bel Air Police say they are investigating an abduction and attempted sexual assault that began on the town's southwest side late the evening of May 14. At approximately 11 p.m., the victim, a woman in her mid-20s, reported stopping in the area of Marketplace Drive and Route 24 to help a man who was waving for help along the roadside, the Bel Air Police Department said in a news release issued Friday morning. According to the release, the man forced his way into the victim's car and drove to a location in Abingdon or Edgewood "where he attempted to sexually assault the victim.
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | February 17, 2014
A 25-year-old man suspected in multiple sexual assaults and robberies, including one last week, has been arrested, police said. Police arrested Bernard Burton, of the 2000 block of E. Baltimore St., Feb. 12 on an open warrant in a sexual assault in the 100 block of N. Rose St., from July of 2012, police said. A police spokesman did not know how long the warrant had been open. A DNA test linked Burton to a more recent sexual assault and robbery in the 2800 block of E. Fairmount Ave., on Monday of last week, police said.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | September 11, 2013
A woman was groped last week on an east Columbia footpath, marking the fourth similar type of sexual assault in that area in a four-week span, according to Howard County Police. Police believe all four incidents, on footpaths in Owen Brown and Long Reach, were committed by the same man. In the series of incidents, which occurred on Aug. 7, Aug. 9, Aug. 25 and Sept. 5, the suspect is described by police as a black man, 5 feet 10, between 150 and 170 pounds with short black hair and in his 20s. “We are taking our response to these incidents very seriously and have implemented a coordinated response including an increased patrol presence and a thorough criminal investigation,” police spokeswoman Mary T. Phelan said in a statement Tuesday.
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By Michael Dresser, The Baltimore Sun | June 3, 2014
When the Democrats running for governor met for their second three-way television debate Monday night, charges and countercharges flew - along with allegations of distortion, deception and half-truths. Doug Gansler was especially aggressive, pointing to votes Anthony Brown cast in the General Assembly more than a decade ago to make the case that Brown lacks sympathy for crime victims. Heather Mizeur avoided finger-pointing, but was the target of one of Gansler's more easily debunked - and likely intentionally sarcastic - claims.
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By Carrie Wells | May 30, 2014
Amid a series of changes to federal laws regarding how universities handle sexual assaults and sexual misconduct, the University System of Maryland is in the process of updating its two-decade-old policies on the matter. The Board of Regents of the university system, which includes 11 of the state's public four-year universities, is set to discuss the proposed revisions at a committee meeting Tuesday. The proposal is still under discussion with various stakeholders, including college presidents and their legal counsel, and a final draft will be presented to the full board in late June.
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By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | May 29, 2014
The practitioner of a now-closed Catonsville laser surgery center who was convicted of raping a woman at gunpoint in 1987 was indicted by an Allegany County grand jury last week for sexually assaulting a patient behind locked doors. Dr. William Thomas Dando, 59, faces two charges related to the alleged incident April 6 at MedExpress Urgent Care Center in LaVale, just west of Cumberland. The victim, a 41-year-old woman, told the Allegany County sheriff's office that after a nurse left the exam room, the doctor locked a door and assaulted her. Dando was released and is scheduled to appear in court next month, under an indictment filed May 23. He could not be reached for comment.
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By Lindsey S. Etheridge | May 21, 2014
" ... shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will. " - Martin Luther King Jr., 1963 letter from prison Recent laws extending non-discrimination protections to transgender individuals have increased the public discourse on this topic, resulting in a cacophony of ignorant and demoralizing remarks that perpetuate the marginalization of this already sidelined population....
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Thomas F. Schaller | May 13, 2014
At every Washington Capitals home game, hockey fans at the Verizon Center - including platoons of well-heeled defense industry consultants - rise to their feet to salute one soldier, sailor, Marine or airwoman from the "Wounded Warrior" program. Every honoree has served in either Afghanistan or Iraq; many have served multiple tours. In the next few weeks, hundreds of thousands of college students with beaming smiles will march across graduation stages to accept their diplomas.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | May 5, 2014
Every year on Maryland's college campuses, dozens of sexual assaults are reported to the authorities, duly logged, and reported to the public in an annual roundup. That such statistics are publicly accessible - they can be found at http://www.ope.ed.gov/security - is the result of a federal law named for Jeanne Clery, a 19-year-old Lehigh University freshman who was raped and murdered in her dorm in 1986. The data include murders, burglaries, robberies, aggravated assaults and other serious felonies.
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May 4, 2014
I appreciate the Sun's recent coverage of the issue of sexual assault on college campuses ( "New guidelines to battle sexual assault at colleges," April 29). Towson University is committed to preventing sexual assault and promoting the safest possible environment for our students. In addition to our strong commitment to address sexual assault, Towson University is one of the 10 institutions that formed The Maryland Collaborative. The Maryland Collaborative was established to reduce college drinking and related problems through the application of a range of evidence-based strategies.
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By Carrie Wells, Erica L. Green and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 2, 2014
The Johns Hopkins University has come under fire for not disclosing to the campus an alleged rape at a fraternity house, leading a group of students to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education and others to stage a protest Friday. Amid the pressure, President Ronald J. Daniels said Friday that the university would immediately begin an independent review of how the case was handled, and officials pledged "scrupulous self-examination. " Officials also defended their commitment to campus safety.
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