Two Women Sailors Killed; Sexual Assault at Naval Academy Again

Seaman Anamarie Sannicolas Camacho, 20, and Seaman Genesia Mattril Gresham, 19, were shot and killed October 22 in the barracks of the American military base in Bahrain. The alleged shooter, a male US Navy sailor, is still in critical condition, suffering from an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Allegations of sexual assault at the US Naval Academy are under investigation. No charges have been filed on the October 14th incident that involved two midshipmen

A seven year study released in 2006 showed that sexual assaults at the Naval Academy are “routinely dismissed without a trial.” Typically, the Washington Post study reveals, the alleged offender is asked to leave the Academy without a trial or criminal record.


Truthout.org 10/22/07; AP 10/19/07; AP 10/24/07; CBS News 3/18/06; Baltimore Sun 10/20/07

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