US Senator Says She Was Raped While Serving in Air Force
During a Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military, Republican Sen. Martha McSally of Arizona — the first female American combat pilot — said she was “preyed upon” and raped by a superior officer, whose identity she did not disclose. The freshman senator, appointed last year to fill the late Sen. John McCain’s seat, said she didn’t report the incident because she “didn’t trust the system.”
How widespread is the problem in the U.S. military? In 2017, the Pentagon said it received 6,769 sexual assault reports, a 10 percent increase from the previous year.
Read this OZY True Story about the anatomy of a sexual assault.