Fresh off her appearance at the Women in the World Summit where she addressed the problem campus sex assault, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York turned her attention to the problem of sexual assault in the military on Monday. She blasted the Defense Department saying that sex assaults in the military are “vastly underreported” and that victims who do report crimes are challenged with an unfair struggle for justice. “I don’t think the military is being honest about the problem,” Gillibrand reportedly said in an interview. Gillibrand put 107 sex assault cases under the microscope and says she found that punishments that were handed out were often too lenient and claims made by the accused were often given more credence than those of the alleged victims.
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