UPDATE: 14,000 Homosexual Rapes of Men Last Year, Up 50 Percent This Year
The pro-homosexual publication Washington Blade Reports:
Gay Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried, a prominent advocate for the rights of gays in the military, is tentatively scheduled to go on trial in a court-martial next month on sexual assault charges at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.
In a development that until now has gone unreported in the media, Seefried was charged in April with wrongful sexual contact and forcible sodomy. In October, his commanding officer at Fort Meade in Maryland, where he's currently stationed, added an additional charge of abusive sexual contact.
Statements made by military prosecutors at a pre-trial motions hearing at Andrews on Monday revealed that the three charges stem from an accusation by U.S. Marine Lt. Edgar Luna, who's gay, that Seefried allegedly performed sexual acts on him in a hotel room in New York City in May 2012 at a time when Luna says he was intoxicated and unable to give consent.
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"This one incident should be multiplied by 14,000 based on the recent studies published in the New York Times and the Washinton Times and is a direct result of allowing homosexuals in the military. And even the Defense Secretary and Chairman of the Joint Chief's of staff is preparing to allow independent prosecutors voted upon by the U.S. Congress if the military can not get it under control," says Eugene Delgaudio President of Public Advocate.
The Washington Times reports:
Victims of sex assaults in military are mostly men
More military men than women are sexually abused in the ranks each year, a Pentagon survey shows, highlighting the underreporting of male-on-male assaults.
When the Defense Department released the results of its anonymous sexual abuse survey this month and concluded that 26,000 service members were victims in fiscal 2012, which ended Sept. 30, an automatic assumption was that most were women. But roughly 14,000 of the victims were male and 12,000 female, according to a scientific survey sample produced by the Pentagon.
The statistics show that, as Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel begins a campaign to stamp out "unwanted sexual contact," there are two sets of victims that must be addressed.
The liberal New York Times reports:
In 2012, a confidential Pentagon survey estimated that 26,000 men and women were sexually assaulted. Of those, 3,374 cases were reported.
In contrast, 5,061 cases were reported last year.
"This would mean by estimate that 30,000 to 32,000 cases of rape of men and women occurred in 2013, which could be roughly based on the increase in reporting versus unreported crimes," says Eugene Delgaudio president of Public Advocate.
The NY Times: (Dempsey fought the independent prosecutors but basically signals surrender to Senate liberals who want to bring in
"Gen. Martin E. Dempsey, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, recently indicated that he is aware that public patience with the military is running out. He told military bloggers last month that "if it occurs that after a period of very intense and renewed emphasis on this that we can't solve it, I'm not going to fight it being taken away from us."