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Scandals: #9 Air Force sexual assault investigation

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A new commander was put in place of the Lackland Air Force base after an investigation revealed supervisors were guilty of sexual harassment and rape of female trainees. (John L. Mone/AP Photo)

The ninth-most-searched scandal was the endemic sexual harassment and assault at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas. Lackland is the primary training base for the Air Force, graduating 35,000 airmen each year. An investigation into at least 25 instructors and 11 commanders resulted in multiple convictions for the rape, sexual assault and harassment of dozens of female trainees. The Air Force installed Col. Deborah Liddick as commander of the base in September.

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