A document containing the circumstances surrounding the sexual assault and death of a female Air Force sergeant has been released.
The Military Human Rights Center held a press conference today (30th) and said, "In the process of reporting the death to the Ministry of National Defense, Sergeant Lee omitted the fact that Lee was a victim of sexual assault and deliberately concealed this incident by manipulating the reaction of the bereaved family. did," he claimed.
In addition, he said, "The content of 'to investigate whether the perpetrators of the forced molestation case of former members of the department are to be investigated' was completely omitted from the fourth detailed report reported to the Ministry of National Defense Investigation Headquarters."
The center is ▲Initial report reported by the Central Investigation Unit of the Air Force Headquarters Military Police Group to the Ministry of National Defense Investigation Headquarters (May 22) ▲An outbreak report reported to the Air Force Chief of Staff by the Air Force Headquarters Military Police Group (May 22) Detailed reports reported to the Chief of Staff of the Air Force by the Chief of the Central Investigation Command (May 23) ▲The Air Force Headquarters Military Police Group has released four detailed reports (May 23) reported to the Ministry of National Defense Investigation Headquarters.
The incident report written on May 22 contains details such as the fact that Sergeant Lee is a victim of sexual assault and an overview of the case. The center said, "From this point on, the Air Force Chief of Staff and the Air Force investigation line determined that the reason for Sergeant Lee's death was sexual assault. I was clearly aware of the circumstances,” he added.
The third detailed report written the next day contains the reaction of the bereaved family.
In the report, it is written, 'The bereaved family demanded investigation and punishment, saying, "Some members of the 20th Military Information and Communication Battalion demanded leniency for the perpetrators of the rape case from their daughter, and they had a hard time."
In addition, the document states, 'We plan to investigate whether members of the former department's department are protected by the perpetrators of the forced molestation case'.
However, in the fourth detailed report submitted to the Ministry of National Defense Investigation Headquarters, the fact that Lee was a victim of a serious sexual offense and the fact that his family demanded investigation and punishment was omitted.
The content contained in the third document, 'to be investigated whether the perpetrator is asylum-seeking,' has also disappeared entirely.
The center insisted, "It goes beyond a simple false report and conceals and conceals the incident," and insisted, "It should be interpreted as a failure of the Central Investigation Unit's case investigation plan."
Director Im Tae-hoon said, "The head of the Ministry of National Defense Prosecutor's Office and the Defense Investigation Headquarters, who did not start the investigation even after securing all the documents and circumstances, should be immediately dismissed and excluded from the investigation of the case."
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