Sex cases in­crease for cadets

The Citizen (KZN) - - World - Washington

– In­ci­dence of sex­ual as­sault in US mil­i­tary acad­e­mies rose again last year, the Pen­tagon said, de­spite ef­forts to com­bat the prob­lem.

Dur­ing the 2018-2019 school year, there were 149 sex­ual as­saults of­fi­cially re­ported at three mil­i­tary acad­e­mies – where stu­dents prepare for fu­tures as mil­i­tary of­fi­cers – com­pared to 117 dur­ing the pre­vi­ous school year, an in­crease of more than 25%.

It only covered sex­ual as­sault cases re­ported, which the Pen­tagon says makes it dif­fi­cult to de­ter­mine if the rise is due to bet­ter re­port­ing. – AFP

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