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Maryland Senate Unanimously Passes Pair of Rape Case Bills

February 23rd, 2017 by WCBC Radio

The Maryland Senate unanimously passed a bill Thursday that would get rid of a requirement that rape victims show they resisted their attacker in order for prosecutors to get a conviction and another setting standards for how to deal with key evidence in rape cases. The Baltimore Sun reports there was no debate on the Senate floor about the bills, which are also being considered by the House of Delegates.

Advocates for rape victims say the measures will improve the investigation of sexual assault cases and ultimately lead to more successful prosecutions of rapists.

Baltimore County in particular has faced questions over how police there handle rape allegations.

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