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CNN: Former U.S. Coast Guard Leadership Covered Up Sweeping Rape and Sex Abuse Report

HeadlineAug 10, 2023

CNN is reporting the former head of the U.S. Coast Guard covered up the results of an explosive investigation into decades of rape and sexual assault at the Coast Guard’s prestigious academy. Four years ago, Commandant Karl Schultz and his deputy, Admiral Charles Ray, suppressed the report as investigators were set to brief lawmakers and the Homeland Security Department on its findings. The current head of the Coast Guard, Linda Fagan, has acknowledged she had become aware of the report and its cover-up, but has vowed to tackle sexual assault at the agency. Fagan, who is the Coast Guard’s first female leader, has also apologized to survivors.

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