Judge Orders Military To Release Sexual Assault Information

Annie-Rose Strasser
Think Progress
April 3, 2012

A federal district court judge ruled yesterday that the military has been too slow to respond to a Freedom of Information Act request for its sexual violence data. There are an estimated 19,000 reports (PDF) of sexual assault in the military each year — a number that is rapidly rising — and both the Service Women’s Action Network (SWAN) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) are seeking more information on the problem, arguing that the only way to begin to solve it is to know all the facts.

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Additional Information:

ACLU Press Release  April 2, 2012

SWAN and ACLU File Lawsuit Seeking Military Sexual Trauma Records Withheld by Federal Government,  December 13, 2010

Lawsuit Seeks Military Records On Sexual Trauma, The Public Record, December 18, 2010