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The Senate has ordered an independent evaluation of how the Defense Dept. deals with child sexual violence on military bases . This follows an Associated Press investigation which exposed multiple failures, in instances with underage victims and assailants .
The US Armed Forces have attempted to come to terms with the rape of female soldiers for the past 10 years. But reports of rape and sexual assault among children on base often die a slow death, under mountains of paperwork and red tape. Some are deliberately buried.
The Defense Dept. does not, it seems, even track such reports for statistical purposes. The Associated Press, however, managed to uncover nearly 600 cases between 2007-2018. Continue reading
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“As we advocate in our guides to Intimate Partner Violence, one of the most crucial things to remember about domestic violence and child abuse, especially sexual abuse, is that control is a huge factor, and often the perpetrators of abuse will go to great lengths to maintain control over their victims. One lesser known way that some perpetrators do this is by ‘branding’ their victims, or forcing them to get tattoos or body modifications, usually of the perpetrator’s name, that are meant to symbolize their ‘ownership’ of the victim.
This form of abuse is rare but particularly traumatic, as body modification is a very personal choice and having it imposed on your body against your will can feel like an extreme personal violation…[Continued at https://stmlearning.wordpress.com/2015/08/07/branding-victims-forced-tattooing-and-domestic-abuse/ ].”
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