by Michael Lowrey
Sexual assaults in the military are a very hot issue. The latest on the subject, per the Military Times:
The military received more than 6,000 reports of sexual assaults last year, but only a small fraction, about 250, led to a court-martial and conviction for a related crime, according to a new Pentagon report.
Released Thursday, the Pentagon’s annual report on military sexual assaults shows that about 4 percent of sexual assault complaints led to a conviction.
Many reports result in no punishment for an array of legal reasons that can include lack of jurisdiction, lack of evidence, a commander’s decision not to prosecute or because the alleged perpetrator separates from the military.