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October 7, 1993
A 16-year-old student at Fort Meade High School reported to police that she was sexually assaulted in a locker room Sept. 30.According to police, the student stopped at her locker at 10:30 a.m. and saw a man leaning up against the wall. He asked her to come over to where he was standing. She refused and he forced her up against the wall and fondled her, police said.She ran home and did not report the incident to school officials until the next day.School officials did not call police until Tuesday, police spokesman Officer Terry Crowe said.
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By Cal Thomas | October 4, 2014
College freshmen are completing their first month on campus. According to the website  The Other Freshman 15 , "The first 15 weeks of college can be the riskiest for sexual assault. ... One out of five students experience rape or sexual assault while they are in college, and in the great majority of cases (75-80 percent), the victim knows the attacker. " The  Washington Post  recently carried a front-page story about campus sexual assaults. As the father of former college students, two of whom are daughters, I was stunned by the presumptions in the story.
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NEWS
By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | September 24, 1996
A Curtis Bay woman was abducted and sexually assaulted Sunday by a man who handcuffed her and threatened her with a gun, then left her on the side of Tanyard Cove Road in Pasadena, county police said.The woman told police that an acquaintance, who was dressed in a security guard uniform, picked her up at her home late Saturday. At some point he handcuffed her, pulled a .45 caliber automatic from beneath the driver's seat, and fondled the woman as he drove.After the man released her, the victim flagged down a motorist who took her to a telephone to call police around 12: 30 a.m. Sunday.
NEWS
October 2, 2014
I would like to take this moment to applaud Susan Patton and Jonathan David Farley for sticking their necks out to correct the numbers on sexual assault ( "Do the math: rape stats don't add up," Sept. 26). Being rather savvy with numbers myself, I searched for and failed to find a certain number amid the perpetrator apologies and victim blaming in their op-ed: zero. We as a society should never be happy with ourselves until not a single woman is a victim of sexual assault. Maybe the numbers are not one in four, although you would need better evidence to convince me than the authors were able to provide (Women didn't know whether it was rape!
NEWS
BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | September 23, 2002
Anne Arundel County police were searching yesterday for a man who sexually assaulted a woman as she walked to work near Reece and New Disney roads in the Fort Meade area Saturday morning. The man forced the woman into the woods and sexually assaulted her about 5:30 a.m., police said. The victim may have scratched the left side of her attacker's face and his hands and wrists, police said. The suspect was described as a black man with a dark complexion, about 5 feet 11 inches tall and 175 to 190 pounds, and wearing a dark-colored football jersey that may have had the number 2 on it in a blue circle.
NEWS
July 27, 1994
A 34-year-old woman was sexually assaulted about 4 p.m. yesterday after her car broke down on West Nursery Road near Corporate Drive in Linthicum, county police said.The woman told police that two men forced her back into her car and assaulted her. The men then took her to the woods, tied her wrists and ankles with her pantyhose and left. After several hours, the woman was able to free herself, and walked to a nearby business, where she called police.Police say they have no suspects in the case, but an investigation is continuing.
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By Darren M. Allen and Darren M. Allen,Sun Staff Writer | January 31, 1995
A Westminster woman was abducted late Saturday night at knifepoint and forced into a man's car where she was sexually assaulted and driven to Harrisburg, Pa., police said yesterday.Police in Harrisburg arrested Charles Bernard Thomas Jr. outside his sister's home in the 1500 block of State St. early Sunday morning.Mr. Thomas, 48, of Westminster was charged by Harrisburg police with assault and unlawful restraint -- misdemeanor charges -- after the woman reported a man abducted her and forced her to accompany him to Pennsylvania.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | September 4, 1996
A 35-year-old Columbia woman told Howard County police that she was sexually assaulted Monday night in the 5800 block of Stevens Forest Road.About 9: 30 p.m., the victim said she heard a male voice call to her from the woods. She told police officers that two men came out and walked her into the wooded area where they sexually assaulted her, according to police reports.She described one suspect as about 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighing 180 pounds with black, short straight hair, a mustache pTC and sideburns.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | October 27, 1998
A 17-year-old high school student was sexually assaulted Friday morning on an Ellicott City bike path, where she was taking a walk during a school vacation day.The girl, who was walking alone, was attacked by a man who approached her at 11: 30 a.m. in the 4000 block of Lark Spring Row in Dorsey Hall, said Howard County police."
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | May 21, 2000
An Ellicott City woman was sexually assaulted Thursday night in her home by a man who ran away after she began fighting, county police said. Police said the man entered the home through an unlocked rear door about 10 p.m., confronted the 44-year-old woman and forced her to perform a sex act. She resisted during the assault, and he fled, escaping capture by officers called to the scene. The woman was treated at Howard County General Hospital and released. Police are searching for a man described as black, in his 30s, 160 pounds, medium complexion, short hair and clean shaven.
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By Colin Campbell and The Baltimore Sun | October 1, 2014
An internal investigation found that the Johns Hopkins University failed to alert students, faculty and staff to what it called "a sexual assault" at a fraternity house in March 2013, the school's president said Wednesday in a letter to campus. In the letter, which accompanied the release of the university's 2013 annual security report, President Ronald J. Daniels called the failure to report the incident at Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity's house "unacceptable. " "I want to take this opportunity to reaffirm the University's commitment to the safety and well-being of all members of the Johns Hopkins community - a commitment that includes preventing sexual violence, offering support to victims, dealing firmly and fairly with alleged offenders, and keeping students, faculty and staff informed of crimes that represent a threat to our community," he said.
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By Matthew Hay Brown and The Baltimore Sun | September 30, 2014
Midshipmen at the Naval Academy have filmed a video pledging to fight sexual assault at the academy and in the Navy and Marine Corps. "It's on us — USNA," a 90-second video, was posted Monday on YouTube. It features a succession of midshipmen, male and female, in uniform and Navy athletic gear, standing before different landmarks on the Annapolis campus, looking into the camera and reading lines. "If midshipmen are persons of integrity, and if we stand for that which is right, then we must stand for each other," the script reads, in part.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and The Baltimore Sun | September 29, 2014
The Baltimore Sun won an Online Journalism Award Saturday for Matthew Hay Brown's 2013 article, " Breaking the Silence ," about American servicemen who were sexually assaulted while serving in the military. Women in uniform are more likely to be sexually assaulted than men. But because there are many more men than women in the military, there are more assaults against men than against women. And when the victim is a man, Brown's reporting showed, a perpetrator is far less likely to be punished.
NEWS
By Susan Patton and Jonathan David Farley | September 26, 2014
You've heard the statistics: one in four women will be raped in college Or is it " sexually assaulted or almost sexually assaulted"? Or is it "nearly one in five"? Or "one in six"? According to the White House, a rape epidemic is sweeping college campuses , with the #YesAllWomen campaign calling all men weapons of mass destruction. Let's look at some facts. According to the FBI "[t]he rate of forcible rapes in 2012 was estimated at 52.9 per 100,000 female inhabitants.
HEALTH
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | September 2, 2014
Former Catonsville doctor William Dando will not face trial for sexual assault allegations after agreeing never to practice medicine in Maryland again. Allegany County prosecutors dropped charges against him Tuesday, citing two factors — the "he said, she said" nature of the case and his decision to surrender his medical license. Dando had been scheduled to stand trial Wednesday in an incident in which a 41-year-old patient said he touched her genitals while treating her for an ear infection at an urgent-care center near Cumberland.
NEWS
By Matthew Hay Brown, The Baltimore Sun | August 21, 2014
The new superintendent of the Naval Academy said Thursday that the institution is a national leader in confronting sexual assault and sexual harassment among students, and should be helping other schools tackle what he described as a widespread problem. The Naval Academy has drawn national attention for the alleged assault of a female midshipman at a party in Annapolis and the subsequent investigation of three members of the Navy football team. The prosecution came amid a growing public focus on sexual assaults both in the military and on college campuses.
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BY A SUN STAFF WRITER | August 13, 2003
A 4-year-old boy apparently was sexually assaulted Monday evening by an unknown man who lured him into a car in Belcamp, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said last night. The child told authorities he was standing near Belcamp and Church Creek roads about 6:30 p.m. when a man with dark hair and a goatee lured him into a white four-door vehicle and drove away, said Lt. Doug Verzi of the sheriff's office. After driving the boy to an unknown location and sexually assaulting him, the man returned him to the area where the abduction had taken place, Verzi said.
SPORTS
Sports Digest | August 16, 2014
Et cetera Maryland men's lacrosse attackman Benjamin Chisolm was cleared in a Virginia sexual assault case Thursday after being accused of molesting a woman at a concert, Chisolm's lawyer said. Prosecutors dropped the felony sex assault charge against Chisolm and a judge cleared him of assault after a brief bench trial, according to the attorney. But Chisolm was found guilty of being drunk in public and received a fine and community service. Chisolm and the woman were at a Zac Brown Band concert at the Jiffy Lube Live venue in June and she had fallen asleep.
NEWS
By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | July 2, 2014
The U.S. Department of Education has opened an investigation into Morgan State University's handling of a reported sexual assault, as the number of colleges nationwide facing scrutiny for their response to sexual violence allegations grows. The investigation into Morgan State was opened June 26, according to a list made public Wednesday that now includes 66 other colleges nationwide. University spokesman Clint Coleman said the investigation involves the alleged sexual assault of a female student Feb. 28, an incident that she reported to the university on March 20. "We look forward to this investigation, and all we seek is justice," Coleman said.
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