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Sexual assault reports, and prosecutions, rise at Fort Hood

By Jeremy Schwartz - American-Statesman Staff

Reports of sexual assault at Fort Hood, the nation’s busiest wartime deployment hub, have nearly doubled in recent months, with more than 200 such reports filed since October 2011, according to officials at the post.

Fort Hood soldiers made 100 reports from October 2011 to September 2012; they made just as many — 101 — in the following seven months, according to information from Fort Hood’s Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program. Most of the assaults — 58 percent — occurred at other locations, but were reported at Fort Hood.

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