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Shatia Lansdowne-Ware says she was raped. I can tell you that because she said it in court. Specifically, according to a recording of her trial testimony, that a man broke into her Baltimore home as she slept in the small hours of Nov. 10, 2011, tied her up, threatened to kill her and raped her — her two young daughters asleep in the next bedroom.

When he finally left, she said she grabbed her girls — clamping a hand over their mouths, afraid the man was still in the building — and crawled up the hall stairs to a neighbor's apartment, where she first called her father, and then, on his advice, the police. She sobbed on the stand as she recounted this. Read more

 

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan (R) has rounded up bipartisan support for an anti-crime initiative designed to crack down on repeat sex and drunken-driving offenders, address sex trafficking and support crime victims with transitional housing.

Mosby, who has long advocated for the proposal, said she was grateful to Hogan and Brochin for taking up the cause this year. She mentioned several cases in which prosecutors were prohibited from introducing testimony from previous victims after charging individuals who had been repeatedly accused of sexual assaults, including a Baltimore man who won acquittal four times before finally being convicted. Read more

For the next two weeks, authorities in Baltimore are encouraging people with open warrants for failing to appear in court to turn themselves in and begin resolving their cases. Read more

A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sex offense in connection with separate incidents over a two-year period, the state's attorney's office said. Read more

A Baltimore man has pleaded guilty to three counts of first-degree rape and one count of first-degree sex offense in connection with separate incidents over a two-year period, the state's attorney's office said. Read more

Jerome Floyd, a 76-year-old man convicted of sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy, may have other victims, according to Baltimore prosecutors. Read more

The City has announced a new multi-million dollar federal grant that will be used to help victims and witnesses to violent crime. Read more

A west Baltimore man could spend the rest of his life behind bars after being found guilty of murdering a man, while he was disguised as a woman. Read more

Former Baltimore police Officer Wesley Cagle has been sentenced to prison for his role in shooting an unarmed burglary suspect. Read more

The morning after Baltimore recorded its 300th homicide in 2016, city State's Attorney Marilyn J. Mosby and police Commissioner Kevin Davis acknowledged the work ahead of them to members of the business community while also suggesting ways the private sector could assist their efforts Read more