Sexual Assault

Biden Visits OSU To Talk About Reducing Sexual Assault

Sep 18, 2015
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Vice President Joe Biden used his visit to the Ohio State University campus to push for a change in American culture when it comes to sexual assault.

Biden was promoting the “It’s On Us” campaign which challenges everyone to stand up against rape and domestic violence. He said one way is to stop assigning blame with insulting questions. 

WILBERFORCE, Ohio (AP) — Central State University has covered up Bill Cosby's name on a campus sign in front of a building named for him.

A spokesperson for the college tells the Dayton Daily News that the school has covered up Cosby's name on a sign in front of the Camille O. and William H Cosby Mass Communications Center.

The university said last week it was considering changing the name of the building. A final decision could be made this fall.


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More military sexual assault cases will be tried at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in the next few months. The Dayton Daily News has done some extensive reporting on the issue and how prevalent these types of cases are. In the following interview, WYSO’s Jerry Kenney talks with DDN reporter Barrie Barber.

Allison Loy

According to the Department of Veteran Affairs, one in four women in the military report being sexually assaulted during their service. The numbers are even higher when unreported cases are considered. Life after Military Sexual Trauma, known as MST, can be challenging, but as Veteran Voices reporter and Wright State student veteran Allison Loy discovered, healing can come from finding ways to help others.

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Ohio's largest military base has logged 32 alleged sexual assaults in the past three years.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base released the statistics to the Dayton Daily News amid demands in Congress for more transparency by the military in the handling of sexual assaults.

The 88th Air Base Wing Office of Staff Judge Advocate reported the 32 cases at the base from 2010 to 2013.

Court Martial Begins Monday For AF Officer

Sep 19, 2013

A court martial begins Monday for an Air Force officer based at Wright-Patterson Force Base accused of sex related crimes. Lt. Col Reginald W. Kabban is accused of unlawful sex acts with a child over a six year period during his time in Centerville, Ohio and Virginia. The Air Force reports there is only one victim involved in the charges. 

Kabban is the deputy chief of a development and planning branch of the Life Cycle Management Center, which reports to Air Force Materiel Command. He joined the Air Force in 1995 and promoted to Lieutenant  in 2011.

A colonel based at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base is facing charges of sexual imposition. WYSO’s Emily McCord reports.

New figures from the Defense Department show sexual assault in the military is increasing, and that the vast majority of cases are going unreported. As WYSO’s Emily McCord reports Republican Congressman Mike Turner of Ohio’s 10th district is proposing legislation to encourage victims to come forward.

The Air Force has been struggling with cases of sexual assault. Nearly 800 cases were reported last year and military leaders say many more are going unreported. April is sexual assault awareness month and WYSO’s Emily McCord spokes with Congressman Mike Turner for an update on how the Air Force is working to eradicate the problem.