Sexual assault legal loophole prevents victim military transfers

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A Dayton congressman has introduced legislation to overturn a loophole that has prevented victims of sexual assault in domestic violence cases from an expedited base transfer in the military.

U.S. Rep. Mike Turner, R-Dayton, said legislation passed nearly a decade ago wasn’t meant to allow the loophole, but the Pentagon has diverted domestic violence cases to an office that determined it did not have the authority to grant an expedited transfer while victims of sexual assault were granted transfers under a separate office.