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Could Brett Kavanaugh face criminal charges in Maryland?

The confirmation of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh hit a major snag recently when allegations of attempted rape were made public. The woman making the accusation says that over 30 years ago at a party in Chevy Chase, when both were in high school, Kavanaugh held her down, covered her mouth so that she couldn't scream and tried to remove her swimming suit.

Sexual assault on airplanes carries federal penalties

Sexual assault on a commercial airplane is a federal crime that can carry a two-year prison sentence. It's becoming more common -- or at least more commonly reported. In the past four years, there's been a 30 percent increase in the number of cases of sexual assault aboard airplanes under investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

Why parents need to talk to their sons about sexual assault

Many parents who have daughters going off to college this fall have talked to them about steps they can take to help avoid becoming victims of sexual assault and the importance of reporting it if it happens. However, parents of sons need to discuss the subject as well.

Why alcohol is considered a 'date rape drug'

Parents who are sending their child off to college in the fall have likely heard the horror stories of what can happen when young people who haven't had a lot of exposure to alcohol are suddenly finding it everywhere -- at fraternity and sorority parties, hidden away in dorms and at off-campus bars that are lax about checking ID.