Multiple rape investigations? Rummy has no idea.
The Pentagon said Tuesday that the U.S. military is investigating allegations that a U.S. soldier raped a female Iraqi prisoner, the Cable News Network reported.
The army didn’t disclose when the alleged incident took place, CNN said.
These developments come a week after Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was asked by U.S. lawmakers whether any Iraqi women had been abused or raped by U.S. military personnel. At the time, Rumsfeld told the Senate Appropriations Committee that he didn’t know if a rape occurred, but added that he would get an answer, CNN said.
In response to a request from CNN, the Pentagon on Tuesday released brief descriptions of several cases involving alleged abuse of female detainees in Iraq. The Pentagon said that all of the sexual abuse allegations against female detainees are being fully investigated. Some of those allegations, CNN said, involve women being forced to expose themselves to U.S. military personnel.
Separately, the U.S. Justice Department is investigating allegations of a homosexual rape of an Iraqi by a U.S. contractor, CNN said.