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  • Md. lawmakers vow to try again on rape-parental rights bill

    WASHINGTON — Maryland came in for what “Daily Show” correspondent Samantha Bee called “a little good old-fashioned state-shaming” when the state failed to change a law that allows rapists to retain their parental rights if…

  • Ex-sailor says he confessed to end grueling interrogation

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A former sailor testified Thursday that he falsely confessed to a 1997 rape and murder because he wanted the 11 hours of grueling interrogation by aggressive police detectives to end. “I…

  • Fraternity announces ‘legal action’ against Rolling Stone

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A fraternity at the University of Virginia announced Monday that it will “pursue all available legal action” against Rolling Stone, saying a Columbia Journalism School review shows the magazine acted recklessly…

  • Journalism school will release report on rape story Sunday

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A journalistic review of a discredited Rolling Stone magazine article on an alleged gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house will be released Sunday, Columbia Journalism School announced on…

  • U.Va. releases new interim sexual misconduct policy

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The University of Virginia has released a new interim policy on sexual misconduct and “gender-based” violence. The policy prompted by an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education is effective immediately.…

  • Victim advocates worry about discredited UVa rape account

    BALTIMORE (AP) — With the account of an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia debunked by police, advocates for sexual assault survivors are worried a movement that gained tremendous momentum in the past…

  • UVa president: College supported student before rape article

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The president of the University of Virginia says the police investigation of an alleged gang rape shows the school helped the student long before a Rolling Stone article was published. President…

  • 2 expelled from Md. school over sex assault allegations

    BALTIMORE (AP) – School officials say two University of Maryland-Baltimore County students have been expelled following an investigation into allegations that a female student was gang-raped on campus. The investigation was prompted by a complaint…

  • Man who raped, killed Va. woman loses US appeal

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court has rejected the appeal of a man convicted in the 1994 rape and murder of a Petersburg woman. Shermaine Ali Johnson was 16 when he killed Hope…

  • U.Va. to hold town hall meetings on campus safety

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Campus safety is the focus of three town hall meetings at the University of Virginia this week. The Daily Progress (http://bit.ly/1FN8PQS ) reports that each meeting will be hosted by a…

  • Baltimore man gets life in unrelated rape, murder cases

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore man has been sentenced to life in prison in the fatal shooting of an acquaintance and the unrelated rape of a woman. The Baltimore Sun reports (http://bsun.md/1KIHrox ) that two…

  • Virginia man charged with raping woman in Delaware motel

    NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Delaware State Police have charged a Virginia man with raping a Maryland woman in a hotel in Newark. Troopers say the 26-year-old woman, who is from Owings Mills, Maryland, was in…

  • DC man gets 18 years in rape of acquaintance

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A District of Columbia man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after pleading guilty in the rape of an acquaintance. Alex Patrick McCoy was sentenced Wednesday in the Superior Court…

  • Trial to begin in teen’s rape at Md. high school

    SALISBURY, Md. (AP) — The trial of an 18-year-old Maryland man accused of raping a fellow student in a school hallway in May is set to begin Monday. Jacori Scarborough of Delmar has pleaded not…

  • State attorneys general meet about campus rape

    Several state attorneys general are meeting in Rhode Island to discuss the problem of sexual assault on college campuses.