The Independent: The US Military’s Secret Sexual Assaults

The acts themselves usually didn’t take long. Michael Matthews had just left the “chow hall” on base when he was pinned to the ground by two men and sodomised by a third.

Jack Williams was violated by his drill instructor three times, always at three in the morning. For Billy Joe Capshaw it was different; he was raped so many times over so many months it became one long brutal blur. He is, at least, alive. His assailant’s name was Jeffrey Dahmer.

It’s dealing with what came after that took so much longer for these men – and three other male victims of sexual assault in the US military – who recently spoke out to The Independent.

To read the rest of the article, by David Usbourne, click here:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/soldiers-sexual-abuse–and-the-serial-killer-the-us-militarys-secret-sexual-assaults-8679271.html

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