The U.S. Coast Guard Academy Corps of Cadets holds a sunset regimental review May 20, 2018, in New London, Conn. (U.S. Coast Guard photos by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nicole Foguth)

Survey: Rise in Sexual Abuse, Harassment of Female Cadets at Coast Guard Academy

The number of female cadets at the Coast Guard Academy reporting unwanted sexual contact — behavior that ranges from unwanted touching to rape — rose from 8 percent in 2016 to 12.4 percent last year.

And 45 percent of female cadets at the academy said they were sexual harassed last year, up from 36 percent in the previous report released in 2016.

Those were the preliminary results of the 2018 Service Academy Gender Relations Survey, which will be released in its final form in April.

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