Sunday 14 August 2022 10:07 AM Dozens of teens in armed forces claim to have been raped or sexually assaulted trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 10:07 AM Dozens of teens in armed forces claim to have been raped or sexually assaulted trends now
Sunday 14 August 2022 10:07 AM Dozens of teens in armed forces claim to have been raped or sexually assaulted trends now

Sunday 14 August 2022 10:07 AM Dozens of teens in armed forces claim to have been raped or sexually assaulted trends now

Dozens of teenagers serving in the armed forces claim to have been raped or sexually assaulted by comrades or instructors in the last year Nearly half of the alleged victims were in training at Army College in Harrogate  Figures suggest 47 recruits under 18 allegedly victims of sexual assault last year One case has been proven, four are ongoing and 11 transferred to civilian police  Inquiry last year found female members were being let down by army bosses Comes after Ministry of Defence zero tolerance policy towards sexual offenders

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Dozens of teenagers who have served in the armed forces alleged that they have been sexually assaulted by fellow comrades or instructors, according to defence chiefs. 

Nearly half of those claiming to be victims of sex attacks were undergoing training at an Army college in Harrogate, north Yorkshire, which is attended by school-leavers as young as 16 years old, according to The Sun

According to figures which emerged just one year after a report by MPs accused military bosses of covering up rape and sexual abuse to protect themselves, one in ten teenage girls in the service claim to be victims of a sex attack. 

Nearly half of those claiming to be victims of sex attacks were undergoing training at an Army college in Harrogate, north Yorkshire (Stock image)

Nearly half of those claiming to be victims of sex attacks were undergoing training at an Army college in Harrogate, north Yorkshire (Stock image) 

New figures released by ministers following an inquiry by the Commons defence committee suggest that 47 recruits under 18 said they were sexually assaulted or raped last year. 

The inquiry concluded that female members of the

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