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January-27-97

Woman Who Brought Aberdeen Sex Scandal Receives Honorable Discharge

The Army has honorably discharged for hardship reasons Jessica Bleckley, the eighteen year-old who claimed that a drill sergeant at Aberdeen Proving Ground sexually harassed and threatened to kill her. Bleckley’s claims sparked an investigation into Aberdeen and has made the Army the focus of several investigations related to sexual harassment. Since her allegations, four instructors at Aberdeen have been charged with sexual crimes, including rape.

Media Resources: The Nando Times - January 27, 1997


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