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DeVos announces plan to revoke campus sex assault policies

A couple of months ago, we discussed reports that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was reviewing sexual assault policies on college campuses to help ensure that they were fair to both accusers and those being accused. Now DeVos has announced that she plans to revoke guidelines put in place by President Obama for colleges and universities to investigate and adjudicate accusations of sexual assault.

Why parents need to talk to their kids about campus sex assault

As young people head off to their freshman year of college here in Maryland and across the country, many parents are taking the time to discuss the widely-reported problem of sexual assault on campus. Whether you're the parents of a daughter or son, it's essential to talk with them and impart your own expectations, even if college officials will be addressing these issues with incoming students at orientation seminars.

Former Maryland teacher sentenced for sexual abuse of students

A former Maryland teacher has been sentenced to nearly five decades behind bars for sexual abuse of four children. He was found guilty by a jury earlier this summer of nine counts of sexual abuse and sexual offenses. The man has denied the charges and he pleaded not guilty.

University of Maryland considers increased focus on sexual abuse

By an overwhelming margin, members of the University of Maryland Senate passed a bill to expand the university's sexual assault training programs. First through third year students would be required to have this training. So would university faculty and staff.

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.