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June 21, 2018

The FBI Says Sexual Assaults on Flights Increasing ‘At An Alarming Rate’

When an individual is sexually harassed or assaulted in-flight, they are trapped in an enclosed environment with limited options for movement. Intimidation that prevents individuals from speaking out, and ill-trained in-flight staff who are not prepared to handle such complaints, can converge to leave individuals suffering in silence.

The FBI is now reporting that sexual assaults on commercial airline flights are increasing “at an alarming rate.”

FBI investigations into midair sexual assaults increased by 66% from 2014 to 2017.

Sexual assault on a plane is a federal crime.

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Founded in 1962, the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) is the leading national organization exposing the links between all forms of sexual exploitation such as child sexual abuse, prostitution, sex trafficking and the public health crisis of pornography.

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