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Resource ID: #23182
Subject: Military
Source: Associated Press
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Date: 08/19/2006

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For six months, the Associated Press investigated and found that "more than 100 young women were preyed upon sexually by their recruiters. Women were raped on recruiting office couches, assaulted in government cars and groped en route to entrance exams." The AP report said "more than 80 recruiters were disciplined" for this conduct. In addition, the Army, which makes up almost half of the U.S.' entire military, "has had 722 recruiters accused of rape and sexual misconduct since 1996." Those who are disciplined often receive a reduced rank and forfeited wages, but rarely face prosecution. Some of the cases did involve romantic relationships, which were sometimes initiated by the women.

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