550% increase in preferral of court-martial charges as a response to allegations of sexual assault

550% increase in preferral of court-martial charges as a response to allegations of sexual assault.

 Department of Defense-wide statistics reveal that instances of preferral of court-martial charges as a response to allegations of sexual assault have risen by over 550% between fiscal year 2007 and fiscal year 2014. In 2007, charges were preferred in 180 eligible sexual assault cases. In 2014, charges were preferred in 998 eligible cases. (DoD Report on Sexual Assault in the military)

 If you are falsely accused of sexual assault in the military, you are likely going to court martial. We have seen many cases where a military judge recommended a case for dismissal prior to trial, only to be overruled by a military commander with no legal training and with a political agenda.

 

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