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Trainer tells group military sexual trauma rampant

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At the training session, Rebekah Havrilla presents some sobering statistics. She tells her audience that the Department of Defense estimates that more than 26,000 service members were sexually assaulted in 2012, and that only about 3,374 of those rapes were reported. In 2011, she says, a mere 8 percent of 3,192 reported sexual assaults went to trial. This last figure sends a message to perpetrators that they can rape and get away with it, she ...

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August 23, 2013
2:58 p.m.

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That is 26,000 assaults and 3,374 reported rapes that never should have happened. What is wrong with this picture and why isn't the VA doing anything about it? What are our nations military leaders doing about it? Can't you guys keep it under control? This kind of behavior is un-called for and is an act of self degradation and betrayel to your fellow soldiers - female soldiers. It's a black spot on our nations military that needs to be cleaned up and dealt with fast. Has all discipline gone out the window? Sure looks like it.