APNewsBreak: Military sex assault reports jump by 50 percent; more victims coming forward

  • by: LOLITA C. BALDOR , Associated Press
  • Updated: December 27, 2013 - 11:00 PM

WASHINGTON — The number of reported sexual assaults across the military shot up by more than 50 percent this year, an increase that defense officials say may suggest that victims are becoming more willing to come forward after a tumultuous year of scandals that shined a spotlight on the crimes and put pressure on the military to take aggressive action.

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