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Investigations underway on reports of mishandling of sexual assault complaints in Alaska Guard

The Anchorage Daily News reports:

Two investigations are underway of the Alaska National Guard over reports that sexual assault complaints were being mishandled, and one is scheduled to wrap up this week.

The Guard is being pressed by political leaders, including both Alaska U.S. senators, to get to the bottom of reports of unresolved sexual assaults and other problems that have festered for years, some of which already have been investigated.

Last June, Sen. Lisa Murkowski asked the Department of Defense inspector general to investigate, her office said this week.

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