TV News LIES

Friday, May 25th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Congress Pentagon accused of withholding data on sex assaults at US bases

Pentagon accused of withholding data on sex assaults at US bases

E-mail Print PDF

GillibrandThe number of sex-related crimes occurring in U.S. military communities is far greater than the Defense Department has publicly reported, a U.S. senator said Monday in a scathing critique that asserts the Pentagon has refused to provide her information about sexual assaults at several major bases.

The spouses of service members and civilian women who live or work near military facilities are especially vulnerable to being sexually assaulted, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said in a report. Yet they "remain in the shadows" because neither is counted in surveys conducted by the Defense Department to determine the prevalence of sexual assaults within the ranks, the report said.

"I don't think the military is being honest about the problem," Gillibrand said in an interview.

The senator said her analysis of 107 sexual assault cases found punishments that were too lenient and the word of the alleged assailant was more likely to be believed than the victim.

Less than a quarter of the cases went to trial and just 11 resulted in conviction for a sex crime. Female civilians were the victims in more than half the cases, according to Gillibrand, an outspoken advocate for an overhaul of the military justice system.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Senate passes harassment bill as civil rights groups slam it

senate passes controversial harasssment bill The Senate on Thursday easily passed a bipartisan deal to overhaul Capitol Hill’s sexual harassment system...

In blow to Speaker Ryan, conservatives torpedo farm bill and put immigration front and center

Conservatives kill farm billIn a major blow to House Speaker Paul Ryan, Republican leaders failed to garner enough votes for...

Lawmakers Briefed on F.B.I.’s Informant in Russia Inquiry

lawm FBI Fakers briefed on FBI informantTop law enforcement and intelligence officials briefed congressional leaders from both parties on Thursday about the...

Senate confirms Haspel to head CIA

Gina Haspel confirmed by SenateThe Senate on Thursday confirmed Gina Haspel to lead the CIA despite engrained opposition over her...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!