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Men Are Sexually Assaulted in the Military—More Are Speaking Up
Then, one night on shore in Guam, he was taken out to dinner by a higher-ranking shipmate, a man who had a wife and children. After the meal, he says, his dinner partner pulled out a knife, threatened his life, and sodomized him. A friend reported the attack, and Lewis was visited by a senior officer on the Cable. He says the officer ordered him not to cooperate with Navy investigators. Lewis says he did as he was told. The investigation stopped dead. There was no court-martial.
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The issue of sexual assault in the military is now widely acknowledged, and high-ranking military officials have started, due to sustained public pressure, to belatedly if imperfectly address it. And while the focus has largely been on the servicewomen who have been sexually assaulted, a new report from the New York Times is a reminder that sexual violence while serving in the armed forces affects large numbers of men as well. And more men in the military who have been raped and assaulted are speaking up. According to Pentagon statistics quoted by the Times , 10, men—largely young and thus with less institutional power and more vulnerable to abuse—are sexually assaulted in the military every year.