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US Military Officials Call Sex Abuse In Ranks Serious Problemi
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May 18, 2013 4:19 PM
Top U.S. military officials have vowed to root out sexual abuse, a persistent problem in all branches of the armed forces. The victims of sexual battery, harassment and stalking are mostly female members of the military, but gay men and others also have reported assaults. In some cases, the perpetrators turned out to be officers tasked with preventing abuse. Zlatica Hoke reports.

US Military Officials Call Sex Abuse In Ranks Serious Problem

Published May 18, 2013

Top U.S. military officials have vowed to root out sexual abuse, a persistent problem in all branches of the armed forces. The victims of sexual battery, harassment and stalking are mostly female members of the military, but gay men and others also have reported assaults. In some cases, the perpetrators turned out to be officers tasked with preventing abuse. Zlatica Hoke reports.


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