‘Hope for the best’: Army Reserve command accused of not taking sexual assault allegations seriously

Leaders of an Army Reserve command that oversees thousands of soldiers are accused of mishandling sexual assault claims.

Amy Braley Franck, a victim advocate with the 416th Theater Engineer Command, claimed that military leaders within the unit did not follow military procedures or federal law in investigating at least two sexual assault claims, according to the Associated Press. Braley Franck joined the unit as an advocate in February 2019 and was suspended on Nov. 20 for potentially violating ethics codes, which Braley Franck denies.

“I can’t with a clear conscience say, ’Oh, yeah, report your sexual assault. We’ll take care of you,'” Braley Franck said.

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