Latest "Sexual Assault" stories
Collateral misconduct by the victim is one of the most significant barriers to reporting a sexual assault, said Andrea Goldstein, the Navy Department’s assistant director for force resiliency.
Commanders stripped of investigative authority over sexual harassment allegations within their own units
Commanders who receive sexual harassment complaints must forward that complaint to the “next higher level commander in the chain of command” within 72 hours.
The appeals court could take three months to a year to decide whether the case against retired Air Force Gen. John Hyten, the former vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will proceed.
Sexual assault is a crime that does not pertain to military service, and thus should not be left in the hands of commanders, writes the author of this commentary.
By Erin Scanlon