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Armed Forces: Offences against Children

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 2317, tabled on 16 May 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to the Answer of 26 April 2022 to Question 154397 on Armed Forces: Offences against Children, how many of the 22 investigations into sexual offences against recruits at the Army Foundation College in 2021 concerned suspects who were (a) fellow recruits and (b) members of AFC staff.

Answered on

19 May 2022

In 2021 there were nine sexual offence investigations at AFC(AH) involving 22 victims who were recruits. The suspects in eight of these investigations were fellow recruits. In one investigation the suspects were three members of AFC(A) staff.

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