Of the numerous setbacks she says she's faced in the last three years, it's hard for her to pinpoint where she feels it all went wrong. Her ordeal, she says, started on the night of Sept. She was a first lieutenant at the time of the alleged assault and made captain in February But from there her predicament only worsened: The military took over the case from civilian criminal court a week before trial was set to begin, and one of her former special victims counsels, her advocate in the military legal system, was ordered to testify against her about a witness Scanlon didn't disclose until late in the court martial process.
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We cannot, and will not, waver in our commitment to eliminate these behaviors from our force and ensure that all who serve are treated, and treat others, with dignity and respect. The Department also introduced the CATCH a Serial Offender program -- a new, confidential, and empowering way for Service members and their adult dependents who have filed a Restricted Report of sexual assault to provide information about their incident or their alleged offender. This increase cannot be characterized as an increase in the prevalence of the crime of sexual assault within the military, as an active duty prevalence survey was not conducted in Fiscal Year Traditionally, the survey is conducted every other year. In addition to updates on efforts to prevent sexual assault and encourage greater reporting, the FY19 annual report also contains focus group findings that provide insights about how the military is changing over time. In addition, the Department should continue to focus on the youngest military members, specifically mid-level enlisted leaders who are well-positioned to informally influence our youngest members. Appendix E: Safe Helpline Data.
Recently, a junior enlisted military member defended by attorney Richard V. Stevens had the rape and sexual assault case he faced dropped by the military before court-martial charges were preferred UCMJ Article The military client was accused of, and investigated for, having sex with a civilian acquaintance that he met online who claimed she did not consent.
Unwanted sexual contact ranges from groping to rape. The Pentagon will target troops in that age range for prevention efforts, he said. This is unacceptable. The latest report on sexual assaults requires Congress to intervene, said Rep. Jackie Speier , D-Calif.