Soldier As Rapist: All Too Common

 

Natalie Wilson
Ms. Magazine Blog
March 19, 2010

Fort Bragg soldier Spc. Aaron Pernell, 22, an indirect fire infantryman who has served two tours in Iraq, was charged with sexual assault in February. Pernell appeared in court Tuesday on 13 charges including rape and attempted rape. What’s unique about these charges are that they were made at all: thousands of other military rapists have escaped punishment in the past fifteen years, according to the Denver Post in its excellent investigative series.

To read Natalie Wilson’s posting at the Ms. Magazine Blog, click here.

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