The Pentagon estimates that 19,000 sexual assaults are committed in the military every year. Only 2,600 assaults are reported, and less than 10 percent of them are prosecuted.
Kimberly Hanks, a physician’s assistant, accused Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, an F-16 combat pilot, of assaulting her. Wilkerson was convicted by a jury. Then Air force Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin overturned the verdict, citing “insufficient evidence.”
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