Military Punishes Sexual Assault Victims

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By Jessica Sarhan | CNN

Washington (CNN) – For seven months before she was assaulted at an Air Force Base in the south, Shelby Willis, then 18, filed “at least 10 complaints” about the harassment she was being subjected to by a senior airman.

“Within two weeks of filing a report, they [staff sergeants] said I was causing problems,” Willis told CNN. “I constantly had extra duty. I was getting more and more nervous every day. The more they ignored my report, the more arrogant he [the attacker] became.”

Then, having been in the Air Force for less than a year, Willis was sexually assaulted by the airman in 1990.

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