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Air Force general issues apology to veteran about new investigation into old rape case


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WASHINGTON – An Air Force general has issued an apology to a veteran after she raised concerns about how military investigators handled reexamining her 20-year-old rape case.

Lisa Wilken, a former airman and veterans advocate, said two military investigators showed up at her Indiana home unannounced three weeks ago after she recently tweeted about her rape, which happened in 1994. She said the surprise visit was inappropriate, noting most rape survivors want to tell their stories on their terms and it felt “big-brotherish” that the military was monitoring social media. It’s possible other women could be uncomfortable telling their stories knowing the Defense Department is in the audience, Wilken said. https://www.stripes.com/news/us/air-force-general-issues-apology-to-veteran-about-new-investigation-into-old-rape-case-1.643053

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