For the second time in two weeks, a military official tasked with combating sex assault has been accused of sexual assault. All military sex assault counselors must now undergo retraining.
While no charges have yet been filed, the soldier has been removed from his post, suspected of “pandering, abusive sexual contact, assault, and maltreatment of subordinates,” according to an Army statement, which does not name the suspect.
The soldier is also suspected of being involved in a prostitution ring, says a congressional staffer familiar with the case.
Secretary Hagel directed the “retraining, re-credentialing, and re-screening” of all sexual assault prevention officers.