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Army Coordinator For Sexual Assault Prevention Program Accused Of Sexual Assault

| by Jonathan Wolfe

For the second time this month, a military leader in a sexual assault prevention position is being accused of -- you guessed it – sexual assault.

A coordinator for the Army’s sexual assault prevention program in Fort Hood has been suspended from his duties after being accused of “abusive sexual contact.” The news comes weeks after the Air Force’s top officer in charge of preventing sexual assault, Lt. Col Jeff Krusinski, was arrested on charges of sexual battery.

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The Army sergeant, who remains anonymous, is being accused of “pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault, and maltreatment or subordinates.” U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel was informed of the matter today and ordered a full review of the case.

"To protect the integrity of the investigative process and the rights of all persons involved, no more information will be released at this time," an Army statement said

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The incident is yet another troubling reminder of how serious the military’s sexual assault problem is. Defense Secretary Hagel recently ordered all the services to retrain, recredential, and rescreen all sexual assault prevention and response personnel and military recruiters. 

Source: Business Insider