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Defense Department: Sexual assaults at military academies down

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 00:28

Jan. 10 - The U.S. Department of Defense announced Friday that the number of reported sexual assaults at military academies has decreased from the previous year. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Leaders of the Department of Defense's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office (SAPRO) announced a decrease in the number of reported sexual assaults reported from the year before. The announcement was made at the Pentagon Friday during a yearly report on sexual assault occurring at military academies. "During this academic year, reports of sexual assault decreased at 2 of the 3 academies when compared to the previous academic year, with an overall total of 70 reports involving at least one military victim and military subject. Of those 70 reports, 53 were made by cadets and midshipmen for events they experienced while they were in military service," Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow said. He added that SAPRO is working to get rid of the culture that surrounds sexual assaults and to eliminate retaliation against those who bring forward such instances.

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Defense Department: Sexual assaults at military academies down

Friday, January 10, 2014 - 00:28