ANCHORAGE, ALASKA — The Department of Defense says itís found no sign that sexual assault allegations within the Alaska National Guard were covered up.
A letter from the DoDís office of Inspector General to U.S. Sen. Lisa Murkowski Wednesday says it investigated allegations that the Guardís command climate was not conducive to reporting and investigating sexual assaults. The letter was a response to a June 2013 letter from Murkowski relaying concerns expressed by Guard chaplains.
The DoD letter says the Guardís sexual assault response coordinator received reports of 11 alleged sexual assaults since February 2012 and ďcoordinated referrals of all incidents to Alaska law enforcement authorities.Ē Action was taken on two cases.
Murkowski spokesman Matthew Felling says the senatorís office is working with the Pentagon to obtain a copy of the report.