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Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen
Pentagon reports lower rate of sex assaults on midshipmen

Incidents of unwanted sexual contact at the Naval Academy fell last year, the Pentagon said Wednesday, and a greater proportion of alleged victims came forward to report that they had been attacked. Officials said those trends show they are making progress in stamping out sexual violence. But other data in the Defense Department's annual report on sexual violence and harassment at the service academies suggest low conviction rates and high rates of retaliation against those who spoke out. In 13 cases at the Naval Academy detailed in Wednesday's report, just one suspect was convicted at court-martial. Meanwhile, 44 percent of students across the academies who reported an attack...

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