Sex abuse scandal rocks US air base

Pentagon investigates claims of instructors molesting or harassing dozens of female recruits in Texas.

    In the largest case of harassment at a single US military installation in two decades, training instructors at San Antonio's Lackland Air Force Base have been accused of molesting or harassing 31 female trainees in the past three years.

    The allegations, charging dozens of male military training instructors, MTIs, with harassing, molesting or raping the female trainees, has prompted the Pentagon to order an investigation.

    Leon Panetta, the US Defence Secretary, has called for "strict discipline to make sure sexual assault doesn't happen".

    Al Jazeera's Rosiland Jordan reports from San Antonio, Texas.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Visualising every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    Why did Bush go to war in Iraq?

    No, it wasn't because of WMDs, democracy or Iraqi oil. The real reason is much more sinister than that.