09 October 2011

Female Australian soldier is alleged to have been sexually assaulted on operations

A female Australian soldier serving in the Middle East area of operations was allegedly sexually assaulted at a military base in Tarin Kot, Uruzgan Province, last month while on deployment in Afghanistan.

The soldier reported the alleged assault to superiors on Wednesday (5 October, 2011) and the matter is now the subject of an investigation according to a press release by the Australian Defence Force ("ADF") last night.

Further details regarding the alleged assault will not be released by the ADF whilst the investigation is underway.

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