Peace Corps Gang Rape: Volunteer Jess Smochek Says US Agency Ignored Warnings – ABC News

Posted on January 14, 2011


More than 1,000 young American women have been raped or sexually assaulted in the last decade while serving as Peace Corps volunteers in foreign countries, an ABC News 20/20 investigation has found.

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Victims say Peace Corps counselors are doing great damage. “Just because someone has a drink doesn’t give anyone the right to violate them,” said Casey Frazee. “And they need to stop telling survivors that.”

“When bad things happen, you say to yourself, ‘How did I bring this upon myself?’ and I think, unfortunately, Peace Corps is hoping you’ll think in that direction, too,” said rape victim Adrianna Ault Nolan.

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