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Civil Rights Commission Asked to Examine Sexual Assault in the Military

Diane Debella reports for Examiner on Protect Our Defenders President Nancy Parrish and the brutal rape and murder of LaVena Johnson, whose story is featured on Protect Our Defenders:

Last week Nancy Parrish, head of the advocacy group Protect Our Defenders, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, asking the commission to conduct an independent audit of those investigations. In addition to the lack of convictions, one of her major concerns was that many of those who were convicted later had their charges reduced to adultery or indecent language, allowing them to remain on active duty (NBC News). In other words, very few perpetrators are actually being held accountable for the crimes they commit.

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