Transcript for Military Reacts to Sexual Assaults in Its Ranks
There is also another scandal out of Washington tonight on sexual assault in the military and a new investigation under way there. ABC's chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz has that. First it was the officer running this sexual assault prevention office for the air force charged with sexual assault. Now it is an army sergeant at Fort Hood. Under investigation for abusive sexual contact and possibly facilitating prostitution. His job. To coordinate as sexual assault prevention program upon hearing the news Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered all services back to the drawing board. To retrain and re screen. Thousands of sexual assault and prevention personnel. In what is a staggering problem for the military. He -- -- through my bathroom and raped me there have been decades of promises we have zero challenge for. We're non -- put up a salute to -- I have -- Tolerance we have absolutely. No tolerance for any any form of sexual assault. And countless hours of military training and messaging already. Some serious sexual assault is a crime some seemingly observer. Foreign. Sample the air force is handing out this hand shake hands sanitize -- that says keep your hands to yourself. -- the sort of football that says don't fumble get consent. In the end. The training is not going to do the -- We -- convict who we are prosecuting. And we aren't kicking people out indeed the number of cases of unwanted sexual contact in the military has soared 35%. In just the past two years. Making this a problem say critics which needs an entirely new approach Martha Raddatz ABC news Washington.
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