Child Predators in the Military

Number 27305
Subject Child abuse
Source Associated Press
State
Year 2015
Publication Date Nov. 18, 2015
Summary Over six months of reporting, including filing numerous federal Freedom of Information Act requests and appeals to unearth details of scores of cases, The Associated Press found that the largest category of criminals in the military prison system are in for sex crimes against children. It also found that harsh sentences announced publicly were substantially reduced under plea agreements that were not routinely disclosed, and that military proceedings are opaque compared with the degree of openness of civilian courts. The lack of transparency made accessing the records needed for this story a significant challenge. http://www.sfgate.com/news/item/AP-interactive-Military-child-sex-assaults-48405.php
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Keywords Sex abuse; child abuse; crime; military; criminal justice system; transparency
Related Links http://www.sfgate.com/news/item/AP-interactive-Military-child-sex-assaults-48405.php
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