I find it amazing that at any time when someone brings military and dysfunction together in a topic here, there's always one person freaking out and acting as if the military doesn't have it's own share of bad apples. Rape is also a crime of opportunity, and where is there more opportunity, and CONDITIONING to make someone else do something they don't want to. Military personnel are trained to follow orders, and yes while there is a thinking person within that soldier, it is also one that knows that possibly worse things can happen.
CKBLV, you called the woman promiscuous, not I, and, honestly, if she didn't think she would be having sex, why would she be on birth control. I also wonder about the availability of birth control on TDY, especially if said person wasn't in need until after she was away. Beyond which, birth control wouldn't have prevented VD if her assailants had any, as clearly they did not use a condom.
While i agree that child rae is brutal, I don't understand why they get more sympathy than an adult, or especially a male, as with adults, there is a feeling of lost control, as much as in a child.