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New rule could be coming to aid sexual assault victims in the military
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - The military may soon be adding new rules to help alleged victims of sexual assault.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is reportedly planning to make an announcement later this week.
The changes may call for senior officials to be notified immediately if an assault claim is made.
Programs to help assault victims may also be part of the initiative.
The Pentagon has been under heavy scrutiny and criticism in Congress after several high profile cases of sexual misconduct.
Advocates say part of the problem is that victims are afraid of retaliation from within command.