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WASHINGTON -- Hundreds of people were sexually assaulted in Veterans Affairs facilities since early 2007, and many cases weren't reported to the proper officials, according to a government report released on Tuesday.
The Government Accountability Office reported Wednesday that there have been nearly 300 alleged cases of sexual assaults at Veterans Administration facilities over a three-year period through 2010, and that many of the alleged incidents were not reported up the chain of command by VA police.
In the face of a damaging congressional report that disclosed 300 sexual assaults in VA hospitals, with patients often the victims, Veterans Affairs Department officials say they are committed to improving protections and prosecuting those who violated the law.
Employment statistics for June show little has changed for veterans trying to find work in a tough job market.
A new report from a congressional watchdog agency questions efforts by the Veterans Affairs Department to reduce sexual assaults in its hospitals and clinics, finding flaws in security and failures to report crimes to higher headquarters.