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Military fails to advise victims of sexual assault of civilian court option, advocates say

President of Protect Our Defenders, Col Don Christensen, USAF (ret.) was quoted in USA Today:

Civilian prosecutors and courts often have more experience and expertise in handling sexual assault cases than military lawyers and are better equipped to try them…

Literally every survivor whose case came out has said they haven’t been told … Some of them were told that civilians won’t take it seriously, that they’re too busy. Some were talked out of it. Thousands have not been told or have been poorly advised.

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