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Military bases unprepared for childhood sex assault


March 14, 2018

When the children of U.S. service members sexually assault one another on a military base there often is no justice.

That's because federal law governs civilians on many U.S. military installations, and federal prosecutors have little interest in pursuing juvenile sex assault cases. As a result, both victims seeking closure and young offenders needing treatment often receive neither, an Associated Press investigation found.

One solution, known as "retrocession," offers some hope.



It's a legal process in which the Pentagon and a state's governor or legislature transfer juri...

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