Official: More sex assault reports in Navy, signaling victims less reluctant to come forward

  • by: BROCK VERGAKIS , Associated Press
  • Updated: September 11, 2013 - 2:40 PM

NORFOLK, Va. — The number of sexual assaults reported to the Navy has grown by about 50 percent in the past year, which Navy officials said Wednesday is a sign that a growing number of sailors feel more comfortable reporting an assault and believe something will be done about it when they do.

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