Censored 2016 argued that the story “US Military Sexual Assault of Colombian Children” was ignored by the corporate press. The story originated from a March 2015 Colombia Reports article written by Adriaan Alsema titled “At Least 54 Colombian Girls Sexually Abused by Immune US Military: Report.” The story explained how US Military personal stationed in Columbia had raped at least forty-five children between the years of 2003 and 2007. The story focus on the traumas associated with military service and the sexual assaults that often come from occupying forced. Since April of 2015, the independent and corporate press has not covered the “US Military Sexual Assault of Colombian Children.”
Censored 2016 argued that “US Military Sexual Assault of Colombian Children” was ignored by the corporate press. The story relied on an 800 page report commissioned by the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC). The report found that United States military personal had sexually abused over fifty-four children in Melgar, Colombia in 2004 alone. When the American military contractors were repatriated back to the United States, no charges were filed.
Since April of 2015, the independent and corporate press has not covered the “US Military Sexual Assault of Colombian Children.” The American public have not been informed about how US Military personal sexually assaulting Colombian children. Given the implications of US image overseas and the realities of sexual assault this is a significant story for the American public and the international community.
Student Researcher: Alexandra Canas
Faculty Evaluator: Nolan Higdon
California State University, Maritime Academy
Student Editor: Justin Lascano (Diablo Valley College)