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A sexual assault scandal rocks the ADF:

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Australian commission: Military cadets raped as initiation

By Rebecca Wright, CNN

Updated 6:21 AM ET, Wed June 22, 2016

    Former Aussie military cadets testify about being raped by staff and peers
    Witness "terrified" when dragged from the showers at age 16

(CNN)Teenage recruits were raped by staff and forced to rape each other as part of initiation practices in the Australian military going back to 1960, a public inquiry heard on Tuesday.

The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sex Abuse is hearing evidence from men and women who say they were sexually abused when they were as young as 15, in certain divisions of the Australian defense force.

This commission is focusing on alleged abuse at the naval training center HMAS Leeuwin in Western Australia and the army apprentice school Balcombe in Victoria during the 1960s, '70s and '80s and also among cadets with the Australian defense force since 2000.


In total, 111 victims came forward to report abuse. More than a dozen of them will give evidence to the inquiry in Sydney, which continues until July 1.

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