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Pentagon Creates ‘SVU’ to Curb Sexual Assault

April 16, 2012

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said the U.S. military is creating a “special victims unit” in each service branch as part of a new effort to curb sexual assaults.

Trained investigators, prosecutors and assistance personnel in the units will collect evidence and assist victims of assault, according to a Defense Department statement today.

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