Kids who assault on US bases can still escape accountability

Kids who assault on US bases can still escape accountability

New rules addressing sexual assault among the children of U.S. service members fail to fix a flaw that on many military bases has let alleged juvenile abusers escape accountability.

Records obtained by The Associated Press underscore how rarely federal prosecutors press charges in child-on-child sex assault cases that the military investigates. As a result, even kids accused multiple times have avoided legal consequences such as court-ordered rehabilitation.

The issue is most pronounced on U.S.

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