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Air Force Sex Abuse Scandal Widens | Care2 Causes

Air Force Sex Abuse Scandal Widens | Care2 Causes

At least 31 female Air Force recruits have been identified as potential victims of sexual misconduct or abuse, according to an ongoing investigation. The recruits were allegedly victimized by more than a dozen male drill instructors at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Six of the instructors face court martial for charges including engaging in improper relationships with female trainees, aggravated sexual assault and rape. Others remain under investigation. Military policy prohibits sexual relations between drill instructors and trainees during basic training. The crisis has caused the Air Force to consider using only female drill instructors to train female recruits. The Air Force would need more women instructors, however; 22 percent of new recruits are women, but only 10 percent of drill instructors are. “Any time allegations like this are made we take them very serious...

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