The manager of the sexual assault response program at Fort Campbell, Ky., was arrested in a domestic dispute and relieved of his post, authorities said Thursday.
This marks the third time in recent weeks that an official in charge of preventing sexual assault in the military has been accused of sexual harassement.
(On Tuesday, the Army’s prevention coordinator at Ford Hood, Texas was arrested for allegations of sexual misconduct – including promoting prostitution. Last week, the chief of the Air Force’s prevention program was accused of groping a woman in a Northern Virginia parking lot.)
This comes just a week after a new report revealed a 35% rise in sexual assault instances since 2010.
A separate survey also found that last year, servicemen and women reported 3,374 instances of sexual assault to the military chain of command – 238 of those cases led to a conviction.
As the debate around the longstanding issue heats up, critics say seeking justice comes down to the culture that governs the military: reporting to your superior.
For more on how this breaks down, you should really check out The Invisible War. The filmmakers do an excellent job following the backlash of what happens when service members speak out. Watch a clip —> here.