An annual report,
based on anonymous surveys, said reports of sexual assault in
total across the military academies had decreased slightly in
the last year, and the Air Force Academy specifically saw a
decrease from 49 reports to 32.
But the Military Academy at West Point received 26 reports of
sexual assault, up from 17 in the previous year, and the Naval
Academy in Annapolis saw three more reports compared to last
"This year’s survey results underscore the unique challenges the
academies face in sustaining long-term decreases in the
occurrence of sexual assault," an accompanying Pentagon
U.S. Senators grilled the Navy and Marine Corps' top leaders on
Tuesday about a scandal involving a Facebook group called
"Marines United" for sharing explicit pictures of female members
of the armed forces.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has opened an inquiry
into the matter.
(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Alistair Bell)
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