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Survey: 20 percent of female cadets at the Citadel suffer sexual assault

According to a survey released by the Citadel, about 20 percent of female cadets have been sexually assaulted since enrolling. The same report found that about one in four male cadets also have been victims in sex assaults, the Charleston, S.C. Post and Courier reported.

According to Citadel officials, the report was meant to measure how well the academy is assimilating female cadets, not as a response to any particular incident.

A Citadel spokeswoman said the college would not try to identify and punish sexual assailants mentioned in the anonymous survey, but would require all cadets to take part in a new program to curb the assault rate.