Maryland criminalizes both rape and “sexual offenses”, which some states call sexual assault.Rape has two degrees or levels of offenses, while sexual offenses are divided into four degrees of offensive sexual .
The mission of the Maryland Coalition Against Sexual Assault (MCASA) is to help prevent sexual assault, advocate for accessible, compassionate care for survivors of sexual violence, and work to hold offenders accountable.
Maryland's Criminal Sexual Assault & Abuse Laws. Remember that criminal prosecution is only one part of the recovery process for victims. Unfortunately, from Ocean City and Baltimore to Frederick and Hagerstown, criminal courts often fail to consider the needs of survivors, or worse, fail to prosecute the perpetrator at all.5/5.