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Over 270 cases of sexual assault among US military deployed in Iraq (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Dec, 8 2004 @ 11:35 PM
US service members reported over 270 cases of sexual assault among US troops deployed in the middle east, in a period ranging from August 2002 to December 2004. The victims of the assault are largely female US soldiers.
Washington, DC, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- U.S. service members reported 273 cases of sexual assault in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Bahrain between August 2002 and December 2004.

The Miles Foundation reports the victims of assault are predominantly female service members. The alleged assailants are primarily American male active duty military, according to the foundation, a sexual assault victim's advocacy group.

Among the victims are 47 female reservists who were activated to serve in Iraq.

The list of alleged assailants includes seven who have multiple victims, Miles said. Some of the alleged assaults were committed by Iraqi, Kuwait and Saudi Arabian nationals, and members of coalition military forces including Pakistan, Italy, Australia and Great Britain.

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Irresponsibe sexual behavior seems to be a growing problem among US troops stationed in Iraq. This fact also bids to look deeper into the issue of prostitution and human trafficking by US troops and local criminals.

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