Sexual Assault by Medical Professionals

This past spring, a surgical assistant allegedly sexually assaulted a patient in Montgomery County after she had a procedure. The 47-year-old, Mir Asadullah Naqvi, was arrested after the woman reported the April 5 assault at the Olney Center for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Detectives and police gathered all evidence connected to Naqvi, who is currently…

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Sexual Assault Statistics for Washington, DC

The past few years have seen a reckoning for sexual assault in terms of news coverage and state legislation. Across the country, we have seen laws that increase the penalties for rape, the time limits for filing civil claims regarding sexual assault, and condemnation for public figures who act abusively. The one thing we have…

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Employer Liability for Sexual Assault

Employers are generally liable for a hostile workplace, and for the conduct of their employees. If an employee sexually assaults another employee, or if a supervisor fails to address accusations of harassment, assault, or hostile work environment, the victim can file a claim to hold the employer liable. Employers will usually assert that the sexual…

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Where to Get a Forensic Exam After a Sexual Assault

A recent article from NBC News unveiled a tool allowing survivors of sexual assault to search for trained sexual assault nurse examiners (SANE) in their area. Sexual assault forensic exams, also called rape kits, are an important tool in collecting evidence to support arrest and conviction of the perpetrator. However, not all medical professionals are…

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It’s Time to Shatter These Myths About Sexual Assault

Our society holds many false ideas surrounding sexual assault and violence. These assumptions and stereotypes are harmful to victims and, often, can hinder the justice system in working the way it’s supposed to. Anyone – any age and any gender – can be a victim of sexual assault, and debunking myths around sexual assault and…

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