Ohio National Guard's Sexual Assault Cases Rising

SPRINGFIELD, Ohio The number of reported sexual assault cases in the Ohio National Guard during the fiscal year that ends in September has more than tripled compared to all of 2012.

The Springfield News-Sun reports that the Guard has recorded 13 sexual assault cases in the last 10 months.

Col. Gregory Schnulo is the commander of the Springfield Air National Guard Base's 178th Fighter Wing. He told the newspaper that addressing this problem is a priority for the base.

Schnulo said about 1,000 full-time airmen and guardsmen will undergo sexual assault prevention training this month. He added that even personnel responsible for a flying mission overseas may take a rare break to attend the training at the base in southwestern Ohio.

The Ohio Guard recorded four sexual assault cases in 2012.

Information from: Springfield News-Sun, http://www.springfieldnewssun.com

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