Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Rosa in the eye of the storm

Posted By on Tue, Nov 22, 2011 at 10:34 AM

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Lt. Gen. John Rosa Jr., the former superintendent of the Air Force Academy, is at the eye of a storm at The Citadel military school in Charleston, S.C., over allegations that a counselor showed porn and masturbated in front of young campers in 2007 at the school. The youth camp has since been discontinued.

No one at the school called police when told of the counselor's activities. The man was arrested in late October in connection with the molestation of five boys, according to a report by the Post and Courier in Charleston.

The irony of the whole situation is that Rosa was hand-picked to lead the Air Force Academy in 2003 after the sexual assault scandal broke in January of that year. Rosa was a hard-liner and imposed mandatory sex assault reporting training and ordered cadets prosecuted for assault allegations.

An investigation is underway. Some observers wonder if Rosa didn't call police at the behest of the board of visitors, because it doesn't follow that Rosa has been so militant about sexual assault prosecution and then would turn a blind eye in this situation.

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