Sen. Martha McSally says she was raped by Air Force superior officer

U.S. Senator Martha Mc Sally speaks during a Senate Armed Subcommittee hearing on preventing sexual assault where she spoke about her

U.S. Senator Martha Mc Sally speaks during a Senate Armed Subcommittee hearing on preventing sexual assault where she spoke about her

The admission by McSally, a retired Air Force colonel and the first American woman pilot to fly in combat, came during a Senate Armed Services Committee subpanel hearing focused on sexual assault in the military.

McSally, who is a Republican, made the revelation during a Senate Armed Services subcommittee hearing on sexual assault in the military. "The perpetrators abused their position of power in profound ways - and in one case I was preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer".

She did not speak in detail about her assault but said she did not report out of a combination of shame, confusion and mistrust of the treatment she would receive, according to the Arizona Republic, which published video of her comments.

McSally said to witnesses present, "So like you, I am also a military sexual assault survivor", but she says she did not report and did not trust the system to do so. McSally said she was "horrified" at how her attempt to share here experiences was handled, and that she nearly left the Air Force.

"I too felt like the system raped me over again", McSally said. She said the public must demand that higher-ranking officials be part of the solution. Reports of sexual assaults were also up at the military academies, most at West Point.

"So, like you, I also am a survivor, but unlike so many fearless survivors, I didn't report being sexually assaulted", said McSally, who was reading from prepared remarks.

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"So, like you, I also am a military sexual assault survivor, but unlike so many courageous survivors, I didn't report being sexually assaulted", she said.

In a statement, McSally replied: "He is a troubled man who I have forgiven, and I hope he finds God's peace and grace". Victims mostly suffered in silence, she said.

Reports of sexual assaults across the military jumped almost 10% in 2017, according to the Pentagon.

"I'm deeply affected by that testimony", said Sen.

McSally's colleagues praised her courage in recounting her story. Sen. During the midterm elections, she lost a bid to fill the seat for Republican former Sen.

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