For Sexual Assault Claims In The Military, Only 1 In 20 End In Jail Time

The Military Times reports that the latest annual military sexual assault report, released May 1, shows that of the 6,131 … Continued

For Sexual Assault Claims In The Military, Only 1 In 20 End In Jail Time

The Military Times reports that the latest annual military sexual assault report, released May 1, shows that of the 6,131 service members who reported a sexual assault, only 317 service members were court-martialed and sentenced to confinement. To put it another way, 1 in 20 sexual assault reports ended in a conviction involving jail time. Additionally, of the original 6,131 reports, commanders received 2,625 cases to consider for court-martial or legal action, and when those cases were reviewed, 628 were dismissed outright.

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