More openness sought about sexual violence on and around the nation's campuses
Some of the 55 colleges and universities facing federal investigation for their handling of sexual abuse allegations say they’re cooperating with the U.S. Education Department, though few are offering details about what information the agency is seeking. The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is one of only a handful of schools named by federal […]
"I failed her as a leader and as a mentor and caused harm to her emotional state"
An Army general who admitted to improper relationships with three subordinates appeared to choke up Monday as he told a judge that he’d failed the female captain who had leveled the most serious accusations against him. Hours later, she took the stand to testify about how she can’t trust people and fears her superiors are […]
Senators rejected calls for action and sided with the mostly-male military
Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress. The vote was 55-45 in favor of stripping commanders of that authority, but that was short of the […]
Navy commanders in Japan increasingly are resolving sexual assault cases through nonjudicial punishment rather than courts-martial.
Hundreds of records detailing sex-crime investigations involving U.S. military personnel stationed in Japan show most offenders were not incarcerated, suspects received light punishments after being accused of serious violations, and victims increasingly were wary of cooperating with investigators. According to the Department of Defense documents: NAVY USE OF NON-JUDICIAL PUNISHMENT ON RISE Data from the […]
The strong bipartisan vote was 350-69, and puts pressure on the Senate to act before it adjourns next week.
The House overwhelmingly approved a comprehensive defense policy bill Thursday that aims to stem the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military, cover the cost of combat pay for the nation’s war-fighters, and fund new aircraft and ships. The strong bipartisan vote was 350-69, and puts pressure on the Senate to act before it adjourns […]
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand has secured public support from nearly half the Senate, but not enough votes, for her proposal to give victims of rape and sexual assault in the military an independent route outside the chain of command for prosecuting attackers. Gillibrand’s solution for a problem the military calls an epidemic appears to have stalled […]
In Arkansas, teachers can now have sex with students: As long as the students have reached the age of consent. The Arkansas Supreme Court Thursday stuck down the state’s law banning teachers from screwing students under age 21 — overturning a sexual assault conviction against a high school teacher who engaged in a five-month affair […]