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Study: Sexual Assaults Rise in Military

There was a spike in sexual assaults in the military last year, according to a new Pentagon study that estimated 7,000 more sexual assaults in 2012 than the year before. The majority of these cases were unreported, as the military only recorded 3,374 reports of assault in 2012, compared to the 26,000 the Pentagon study estimated. The study was published just two days after the Air Force officer responsible for promoting sexual-assault prevention was himself charged with sexual battery.