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Sexual Abuse: Thousands of US Army men are victims of sexual assault

2019-09-12T16:02:29.674Z

In recent years, according to a report, 100,000 men have been molested, coerced or raped. Above all, US soldiers of lower ranks are affected.


US forces have suffered at least 100,000 men a year from sexual assault in the past decade. According to the US Department of Defense, the New York Times reported that in 2018 alone, about 7,500 men were affected by sexual harassment, attempted coercion, and even rape. The victims are usually younger than 24 years and have a low rank.

According to the report, the number of registered female victims is higher than men's at 13,000 in 2018. However, this does not say anything about the actual relationship, because you do not know how many victims do not report the incidents. Only one in five affected men reported abuses - in the case of women, however, it was 38 percent. Many affected people would have to leave the army and would then have difficulties to regain their footing in everyday life, it said.

More than half of the attacks, according to the Ministry of Defense of men. Thirty percent of the affected men said the perpetrators were female, in 13 percent of the cases were men or women as perpetrators. Men were the perpetrators of the female victims.

According to the newspaper, the ministry has only been collecting figures on male victims of sexual assault since 2006. The New York Times quoted Nathan W. Galbreath of the Department of Defense as having been certain that this was a female problem.

Source: zeit

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