US senator and combat veteran Martha McSally says she was raped by a superior officer
Martha McSally (Screenshot)

U.S. Senator Martha McSally, who served as an Air Force pilot, said on Wednesday she had been raped by a superior officer.


“The perpetrators abuse their position of power in profound ways, and in one case I was preyed upon and then raped by a superior officer,” she said during a Senate hearing on sexual assault in the military.

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Reporting by Mohammad Zargham; Writing by Tim Ahmann; Editing by Eric Beech