Pentagon Fires 60 Troops After Review of Sexual Assaults: Report

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.
August 2, 2013 Updated: July 18, 2015

The Pentagon has disqualified 60 troops after military investigators found they had committed violations of conduct.

The violations included alcohol-related offenses as well as child abuse and sexual assault, USA Today reported

Sexual assault and other sex crimes have been highlighted in the military over the past year or so, with a range of elected officials pushing for more transparency in the reporting of crimes and less criticism of victims who come forward.

The Army has suspended 55 soldiers, according to USA Today, and the Navy disqualified three. It’s unclear where the other two troops are from.

 

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
Reporter
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. news, including politics and court cases. He started at The Epoch Times as a New York City metro reporter.