Military Sexual Assault Claims on the Raise

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Doner on May 13, 2013 in Veterans' Benefits


Shocking numbers of active duty military members have recently reported being sexually assaulted by superior officers. These numbers have increased from 19,000 reported cases in 2010, to a striking 26,000 cases in 2012. In addition, these cases are being presented for both male on male, and male on female sexual abuse.

These numbers were presented in a survey conducted by the Pentagon, which was sent to 108,000 active duty military members. The survey was released following the arrest of the officer in charge of the sexual assault prevention programs for the Air Force, who was arrested and charged for grabbing a woman's buttocks and breasts in a parking lot.

Several reports indicate that the reason for the increase in numbers of military sexual assault cases is due to the fact that these members are finally deciding to come forward and report the incident. Military sexual assault is being linked to additional emotional or physical trauma, which puts these members on grounds to receive compensation benefits.

If you are a member of the military that has been sexually assaulted by a superior officer, or another member of the military, our veteran disability attorneys believe you may be entitled to compensation or disability for the emotional and physical trauma caused during active duty.

At Gordon & Doner, our attorneys take pride in defending our troops against the negligent actions of these superior officers, and will seek the maximum compensation benefits available in the court of law. To learn more, contact our law firm at 1 (855) 722-2552 or complete the Free Case Review form on this page and a member of our intake staff will contact you.

 

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