At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents. Instead, in a review of hundreds of cases filed in America’s largest overseas military installation, offenders were fined, demoted, restricted to their bases or removed from the military.
In the first major global review of violence against women, a series of reports released Thursday found that about a third of women have been physically or sexually assaulted by a former or current partner.
A House committee — with broad support from Republicans and Democrats — on Wednesday approved legislation to tackle the growing problem of sexual assault in the armed forces by taking away the power of military commanders to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
Police said Wednesday they have arrested a man accused of raping an Irish woman who volunteered at a children’s charity in the Indian city of Kolkata.
Lawmakers outraged by sexual assaults in the military are moving swiftly to address the problem, tackling legislation that would strip commanders of their authority to overturn convictions in rape and assault cases.
An American woman was gang-raped Tuesday in the northern Indian resort town of Manali, police said.
Determined to stop sexual assaults in the military, Congress is spelling out for the armed services how far lawmakers are willing to go in changing the decades-old military justice system.
From Congress to the White House, pressure is mounting to hold military commanders accountable for the rising number of sexual assaults in the armed services.
A former yeshiva teacher changed pleas Monday on the third day of his trial and admitted he sexually assaulted a 12-year-old boy he had met while working as a camp counselor.
The former school bus driver accused of kidnapping and raping three women missing for about a decade will make his first public appearance in court Thursday after emerging as the lone suspect.
Eight days after being sexually assaulted by friends while passed out at a party, and then humiliated by online photos, 15-year-old Audrie Pott posted on Facebook that her life was ruined, “worst day ever,” and hanged herself, the family’s lawyer said.
With bright neon vests and hardhats gleaming at dusk, a dozen Egyptian volunteers fanned out through Cairo’s crowded Tahrir Square. Their project: end a surge in sexual assaults on women that activists say has become the darkest stain on the country’s opposition street movement.
By Will Weissert
An Air Force instructor was sentenced to 20 years in prison Saturday after being convicted of rape and sexual assault in a sweeping sex scandal that rocked one of the busiest military training centers in the U.S.