The Military’s Sexual Assault Prevention Officers Can’t Keep Themselves Out of Trouble

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For the third time in two weeks — following a report stating that sexual assaults in the military are on the rise and a stern lecture from the president — a man running a program dedicated to preventing such disgraceful incidents finds himself disgraced. (In the Air Force, it was groping, and in the Army, at Ford Hood, it was an investigation into a sexual assault and a prostitution ring.) This time, Army officer Lieutenant Colonel Darin Haas, the manager of the Fort Campbell Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Prevention/Equal Opportunity office, was arrested for stalking his ex-wife, violating an order of protection she had against him. (He also has one against her; the pair is in a custody battle.) Haas will no longer run the prevention office, because it's already not working and that would be awkward.