Pentagon IG to Investigate Air Force Academy’s Sex Assault Office

U.S. Air Force Academy
U.S. Air Force Academy

By Tom Roeder | The Gazette
The Pentagon’s ​I​nspector ​G​eneral announced Wednesday that it will investigate the troubled Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office at the Air Force Academy.

It’s the third probe into issues with the office, where last year the Air Force found that leaders failed to care for victims amid leadership that investigators called “derelict.”

The new investigation will examine whether the office can “respond to, support, and provide victim care to cadet victims of sexual assault,” the Pentagon said.

The latest investigation comes after congressional scrutiny hit the school following revelations about the sexual assault office first reported in The Gazette last fall. The issues with the office were detailed in a 560-page report released under the Freedom of Information Act.

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