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Act drafted to combat military sexual assault

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Martha McSally is continuing her push to combat military sexual assault.

On Tuesday, May 15 she formally introduced legislation on the issue.

The legislation focuses on improvements to the investigation and judicial process, as well as, victim support once an assault has been reported.

Over the past two months, Senator McSally visited every Arizona military base to speak with commanders.

McSally said one common theme was the length of time from the moment an assault is reported to the conclusion of the case.

“Sexual assault is intolerable and we must step up and demand action now,” said Senator Martha McSally in a statement released on Tuesday. “A commander is like no other position in the civilian world. We need to empower commanders to have more responsibility and more accountability than they do now.”

The Combating Military Sexual Assault Act includes the following:

Prevention and Training

Victim Support

Investigation

Prosecution

Click here to read the entire act.

Kylie Warren

Kylie Warren

Kylie Warren is the Senior 10 p.m. Producer for News 4 Tucson. She graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in Journalism.
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