Air Force Academy Investigation

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

U.S. Senator Wayne Allard wants the Pentagon to brief the Senate Armed Services Committee on the status of an investigation into the Air Force Academy's sexual assault scandal.

Pentagon Inspector General Joseph Schmitz is investigating how academy and Air Force leaders handled female cadets' complaints about sexual assault at the Colorado Springs academy.

A survey of female cadets in August showed that one in five had been sexually assaulted while at the academy and less than 20 percent had reported the assaults.

A report from an independent investigating committee concluded that Air Force and academy leaders ignored warning signs about the sexual assault problems at the school.

Armed Services Committee Chairman John Warner is considering Allard's request for a briefing.

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