Tag: Sexual Assault

Military Faces New Sexual-Abuse Investigation

By Dara Sharif This time, it’s the Army. A sergeant working as a sexual-assault prevention coordinator at Fort Hood, Texas, is being investigated on charges of abusive sexual contact and running a prostitution ring, authorities say. The sergeant’s name is not being released because he has yet to be formally…

Military Sexual Assault: Group Demands General's Ouster

By Dara Sharif He’s gotta go. That’s the call from an advocacy group for military rape survivors regarding an Air Force General who threw out a Colonel’s sexual-assault conviction earlier this year. In an open letter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, Nancy Parrish, President of Protect Our Defenders, demanded Lieutenant…

Increased Support for Military Rape Survivors

By Dara Sharif The proud service of the nation’s military has long been marred by a shameful reality: About 1 in 5 military women report being sexually harassed, groped, threatened or assaulted. Adding to the pain these service members endure has been the systemic failure by the military to protect…