AIR FORCE ACADEMY: Sex-assault ....
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|Fri, 03-28-2003 - 3:27pm|
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Female officer to handle sex-assault allegations.
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>"One of the new female senior officers at the Air Force Academy will watch over future sexual-assault cases to ensure they are handled properly, an Air Force official said.
Col. Debra Gray, the incoming vice commandant of cadets and a 1980 academy graduate, is to arrive next month, Gen. John Jumper, the Air Force chief of staff, said Thursday.
"Her job will include ombudsman type of duties where she will have a staff that includes medics and lawyers, first responders, so that anyone who does come forward will have an advocate right off the bat," said Jumper, the highest-ranking officer in the Air Force.
In past years, cadets could opt to report assaults by anonymously calling the cadet-staffed program CASIE, or Cadets Advocating Sexual Integrity and Education. Because no names were involved, some cases were never prosecuted, Jumper said."<
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>"There are 56 known cases of alleged sexual assault at the academy and Air Force Secretary James Roche told a Senate panel earlier this month he feared many more cases had gone unreported."<