SAN DIEGO (AP) - The enormous obstacles and emotional torment a female solider confronts in reporting a sexual assault in the military is the focus of the three-part Web series “Lauren” debuting Monday on YouTube’s new channel WIGS.
Featuring “Flashdance” star Jennifer Beals and Troian Bellisario, “Lauren” gives a close-up look at the challenges women service members face in trying to find justice after being raped. It’s a problem that military leaders have focused unprecedented attention on this year.
The Defense Department has estimated that 86 percent of sexual assaults go unreported, an indication that some women are worried about the effect reporting an assault may have on their career and that they mistrust the military prosecution system.
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