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U.S. Veteran To Congress: "When You Report A Rape You Become Public Enemy Number One"

“When you are raped it takes a piece of your soul.”

1. Here is Victoria Sanders, a U.S. Army veteran who was raped early in her service career, describing being harassed after reporting her rape:

Sanders was speaking before the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs Subcommittee on Health Friday. The hearing was on “Safety for Survivors: Care and Treatment for Military Sexual Trauma.”

2. Here’s Sanders’ full statement to the committee:

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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