Navy addresses sexual assaults

Navy addresses sexual assaults


TONIGHT THE NAVY HAS STRONG WORDS FOR MILITARY LEADERS AROUND THE WORLD AFTER TWO ENLISTED MEN WERE ARRESTED IN JAPAN ON RAPE CHARGES. 10 ON YOUR SIDE’S STEPHANIE HARRIS JOINS US NOW WITH MORE. THE NAVY SENT A LETTER SAYING THEY WANT OFFICERS AND ENLISTED LEADERS TO DO MORE TO PREVENT SEXUAL ASSAULTS. THE ANNOUNCEMENT COMES AFTER THIS MOST RECENT INCIDENT INFLAMED TENSIONS WITH JAPAN– A CRITICAL ALLY IN THE REGION. THE ALLEGED RAPE WAS REPORTED OCTOBER 16TH IN OKINAWA. ACCORDING TO JAPANESE MEDIA, THE U-S SAILORS HAD BEEN DRINKING BEFORE THEY ATTACKED THE WOMAN. SEAMAN CHRISTOPHER BROWNING OF TEXAS AND PETTY OFFICER 3RD CLASS SKYLER DOZIERWALKER OF OKLAHOMA ARE FACING CHARGES. BOTH ARE ASSIGNED TO JOINT NAVAL AIR STATION FORT WORTH, TEXAS. AFTER THEIR ARREST, ALL U-S MILITARY PERSONNEL IN THE COUNTRY WERE SUBJECTED TO A CURFEW AND OTHER RESTRICTIONS BY U-S FORCES JAPAN. TENSIONS BETWEEN THE U-S MILITARY AND OKINAWA HAVE GROWN IN RECENT YEARS OVER CONCERNS OF NOISE AND SAFETY AROUND THE MILITARY BASE. IN THE LETTER COMMANDERS OF THE U-S FLEET FORCES AND U-S PACIFIC FLEET SAID ”OUR PROFESSIONAL AND PERSONAL BEHAVIOR DIRECTLY AFFECTS OUR WARFIGHTING READINESS – THIS INAPPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR IS UNACCEPTABLE. WE DEMAND YOUR ATTENTION AND LEADERSHIP.” SEXUAL ASSAULTS HAVE LONG BEEN A PROBLEM IN THE NAVY WITH NEARLY 500 INVOLVING SAILORS REPORTED IN THE PAST YEAR. THE NAVY HAS ALSO BEEN WORKING TO EDUCATE SAILORS ABOUT THE DANGERS OF ALCOHOL ABUSE. STEPHANIE HARRIS TOYS

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