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Confronting Rapist Decades Later Brings Peace To Md. Victim

In her 50s, Linda Hershman found the voice she could not, as a child, raise against her rapist, her father.


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Serial ‘East Coast Rapist’ Sentenced To Life In Prison

A Connecticut man who became known as the “East Coast Rapist” for a series of sexual assaults over more than a decade from Rhode Island to Virginia has been sentenced to life in prison.


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Convicted Rapist & Former Md. School Teacher Will Spend Life In Prison

A federal appeals court has ruled that a former Catholic school teacher convicted of raping a student must remain in prison.



New Sex Assault Case Linked To Serial Rapist

A 1996 sexual assault has been linked through DNA to the same man believed responsible for nine other attacks on women in the District of Columbia and Maryland, police and the FBI said Thursday.


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Insanity Hearing For Accused East Coast Rapist

Lawyers for the man accused by authorities of being the East Coast Rapist allegedly responsible for 17 sexual assaults over a decade say their client is making it difficult to enter an insanity plea for him.


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Man Suspected In East Coast Rapes Indicted In Va.

A Connecticut man who police believe is responsible for a series of rapes along the East Coast has been indicted in Virginia and could stand trial as soon as this summer.


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Sex Offender Wanted In Baltimore County For Failure To Register

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s help locating a man wanted for failing to register as a sex offender and failing to appear in court for several other cases.


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Lawyer For Alleged Serial Rapist Seeks Mental Exam

A preliminary hearing for the man accused by prosecutors as the East Coast Rapist has been postponed after his lawyer requested a court-ordered mental evaluation of his client.


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Authorities Try Anew To Solve 90s Rapes, Killing

Local and federal authorities on Thursday will solicit the public’s help in catching a man who they say is linked by DNA and other clues to a series of sexual assaults in Montgomery County and to the killing of a young scientist in Georgetown in the 1990s.


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Years Of Nothing, Then A Quick Arrest In Rape Case

Aaron Thomas, 39, was arrested last week and appeared in court Monday after an apparent jailhouse suicide attempt the weekend between. The investigation and arrest offer rare insight into a case unusual for its geographic size, its 14-year timeline, its sudden progression and the level of cooperation it produced among investigators in several states.


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East Coast Rapist Suspect Identified

A man believed to be responsible for rapes and other attacks on 17 women since 1997 and dubbed the East Coast Rapist has been arrested in Connecticut, the U.S. Marshals Service said.