Military Sexual Assaults Spike Despite Efforts To Combat Epidemic

  • The report released Tuesday by Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) follows the Sunday arrest of Lt. Col Jeffrey Krusinski, head of the Air Force SAPRO program, under allegations of sexual assault of a woman.
  • Film shows challenges of female veterans

Molly O’Toole, Huffington Post

05/07/2013 | Sexual assaults occurred at an average of more than 70 per day in the United States military during 2012, according to an annual report released Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Defense.

Reports of sexual assault in the military rose during October 2011 through September 2012 by 6 percent from the prior year. A total of about 26,000 service members said they experienced unwanted sexual contact in 2012, nearly 7,000 more than in 2010, when about 19,300 members of the military reported inappropriate sexual contact.

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Film shows challenges of female veterans, Tom Wilemon, The Tennessean

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