Senator’s plan best for GI sex-assault victims


Far too few stories of #MeTooMilitary have been told. Enough is enough. We must act now to support our troops by passing the MJIA, cracking down on sexual harassment and assault in our military, and safeguarding their fundamental rights.
Op-Ed (NATIONAL)

Samantha Kubek
Stars and Stripes
May 17, 2018
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Tags: Sexual Assault, Veterans

Organizations mentioned/involved: New York Legal Assistance Group (NYLAG)


DETAILS

This month, with the national #MeToo movement still in the headlines, the Department of Defense’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (“SAPRO”) published its annual report. The report stated there were 5,110 reports of sexual assault in 2017, but only 406 resulted in court-martial. Even worse, only 284 of those cases that proceeded to trial led to a conviction.

Yet these reports do not even discuss an emerging problem: revenge porn.