Petty Officer Second Class Marissa Gaeta (left) greeted her partner, Petty Officer Third Class Citlalic Snell, yesterday. (BRIAN J. CLARK/THE VIRGINIAN PILOT VIA ASSOCIATED Press).
"Congress targets sex assaults in military; Measure demands Pentagon action" December 15, 2011|By Bobby Caina Calvan, Globe Staff
WASHINGTON - Her experience is not unique. According to the Pentagon’s own studies, as many as one in every three women leaving military service said they were sexually assaulted while serving their country. The study estimates that the vast majority, 86 percent, of sexual assault victims remain silent.
Among civilians, 40 percent of sexual allegations lead to prosecutions; in the military, 8 percent are prosecuted, although recent studies suggest this number could be increasing....
"Sex-assault reports rise at military schools" by Associated Press / December 28, 2011
The number of reported sexual assaults at the nation’s three major military academies rose in the latest academic year from one year earlier, according to a report released yesterday by the Pentagon.
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