Fort Riley investigating reported sexual assault

Published: Sep. 24, 2020 at 8:53 AM CDT
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FORT RILEY, Kan. (WIBW) - According to the military base, officials are currently investigating sexual assault allegations made by a solder in its Soldier Recovery Unit. It said the allegations are being investigated by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division. It said it is also aware of various allegations of mistreatment which are also under investigation.

Fort Riley says it is providing support for the soldier who reported they were sexually assaulted.

Fort Riley says it would like to thank the community for its continued support of its soldiers and the shared love and concern for soldier well-being is much appreciated.

Fort Riley said in order to provide the best possible care for the soldier, senior leaders have ensured the soldier has access to health care and services from both the military medical system and the local civilian medical system.

The military base said, additionally, it has been in contact with her immediate family, however, in many instances those discussions are limited by health and privacy laws.

The military base has since taken down a Facebook post it previously only disabled comments to and tweets about the incident.

Sept. 24, 8:53 a.m.

Fort Riley soldier reported sexual assault

A sexual assault investigation is underway at Fort Riley after a soldier reported it.

According to a Facebook post Wednesday night, Fort Riley said they will use every resource available “to care for the Soldier and to investigate any and all reports of assault.”

The Facebook post comments were removed by the Fort Riley page to protect the identities of all involved.

Fort Riley disabled comments on the post in order to protect the identity of those involved.
Fort Riley disabled comments on the post in order to protect the identity of those involved.(WIBW)

This is a developing story and will be updated when more information becomes available.

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