Victims detail sexual assaults in military - WNCT

Victims detail sexual assaults in military

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Jennifer Norris served in the Air Force for 14 years, but says within the first two she was sexually assaulted 4 times.

Norris isn't alone, as many as 19,000 sexual assaults happen in the military each year, but most are not reported. Victims told their stories to lawmakers Tuesday.

Victims described their fears about coming forward and testified about widespread sexual misconduct of all types.

The Senate panel is looking for ways to change the law to help victims get justice and stop assaults from happening in the first place.

Lawmakers grilled military personnel.

Norris started a support group to help other victims.

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