NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – Sexual assault in the military has been on the rise to what some have called epidemic proportions.
Just recently, Air Force Lt. Col. Jeffrey Krusinski, who headed up the Air Force Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Unit was arrested on sexual battery charges.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who serves as the chair of the Senate Armed Services Subcommittee on Personnel, plans to address the issue next week with a newly drafted bill.
“According to the DOD’s own report, there are upwards of 26,000 cases every year or sexual assault and abuses in the military and our biggest challenge is that of those cases, there’s only about 3,300 that are even being reported. So obviously, these victims are feeling they will not receive justice within the military system,” Gillibrand told WCBS 880’s Steve Scott.