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Education secretary reviewing campus sexual assault policies

President Trump's Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has sparked controversy for meeting with people on both sides of the campus sexual assault issue this month in what she termed "listening sessions." Students and parents with the National Coalition of Men Carolinas met with DeVos and other government representatives, as did sexual assault survivors and education professionals.

How seemingly innocent acts can lead to indecent exposure charges

With the sweltering heat and humidity of summer descending on Maryland, many people are understandably wearing as few clothes as possible when they go outside. However, before you go skinny dipping at the beach or take off your bikini top while sunbathing to prevent tan lines, be careful of where you are and who may be around.

Charged with a sex offense over a minor incident? Get help fast!

The sex offender registry was invented to give both law enforcement and communities the ability to keep sex offenders under watchful eyes -- unfortunately, over-reactions by legislatures and over-charging by prosecutors has turned the registry into a tool for punishment that doesn't always fit the crime.

Students suing colleges for sex assault disciplinary action

Increasingly, women on college campuses are coming forward with allegations of sexual assault. Colleges and universities are taking these reports more seriously than they did in past decades and taking increasingly harsh action against the young men charged with assault and other forms of sexual violence, regardless of whether any criminal action is taken against them or not.

Maryland couple accused of drugging teen and forcing sex acts

In an era in which opioid addition and human sex trafficking are on the rise, a new case emerges out of Caroline County, Maryland, involving the forcible entry of a 15-year-old into prostitution. A spokesperson for the county's Sheriff's Office recently announced the arrests earlier in the month of an 35-year-old Federalsburg woman and her 26-year-old companion from Greensboro.

Sex assault charges dropped against ex housing authority worker

The trial of a Baltimore public housing authority worker, accused of making demands for sexual favors to complete repairs, wrapped up abruptly on Thursday, March 16, 2017. The 62-year-old defendant had been charged with a fourth-degree sex offense, second-degree assault, harassment and misconduct. Charges were dropped after the alleged victim failed to appear in court on the first day of opening arguments.