Feds probing 55 colleges over sexual assaults

More openness sought about sexual violence on and around the nation's campuses

Feds probing 55 colleges over sexual assaults

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 […]

General tears up over affairs with subordinates

"I failed her as a leader and as a mentor and caused harm to her emotional state"

General tears up over affairs with subordinates

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 […]

Senate sides with abusers on military sexual assault

Senators rejected calls for action and sided with the mostly-male military

Senate sides with abusers on military sexual assault

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 […]

A sordid history of U.S. military sex crimes in Japan

Navy commanders in Japan increasingly are resolving sexual assault cases through nonjudicial punishment rather than courts-martial.

A sordid history of U.S. military sex crimes in Japan

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 […]

House approves defense policy bill that tackles sexual assault

The strong bipartisan vote was 350-69, and puts pressure on the Senate to act before it adjourns next week.

House approves defense policy bill that tackles sexual assault

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 […]

Military sexual assault changes fall short in Senate

Military sexual assault changes fall short in Senate

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 […]