Note: Watch videos providing powerful evidence rape has also been used to initiate future officers in the US Marine Corps.Below are highly revealing excerpts of important sex abuse scandals news articles from the major media suggesting a cover-up.
The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse is hearing evidence from men and women who say they were sexually abused when they were as young as 15, in certain divisions of the Australian defense force.
More than a dozen of them will give evidence to the inquiry.
"On multiple occasions, I was snatched from my bed in the middle of the night by older recruits and dragged to a sports oval," said one male witness who wasn't named.
This commission is focusing on alleged abuse at the naval training center HMAS Leeuwin in Western Australia and the army apprentice school Balcombe in Victoria during the 1960s, '70s and '80s and also among cadets with the Australian defense force since 2000.
In total, 111 victims came forward to report abuse.
The witness said he was forced to rape other recruits, and was raped himself by older recruits and staff.
"The environment made it useless to resist," he said.
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