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Katelyn Ferral is The Cap Times' public affairs and investigative reporter. She joined the paper in 2015 and previously covered the energy industry for the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. She's also covered state politics and government in North Carolina.

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At least two soldiers who say they were sexually assaulted while serving in the Wisconsin National Guard say they either were asked by Guard officials to sign forms waiving their right to notify local law enforcement of the assaults or encouraged to file generic police reports only as a formality, indicating that the military was handling it.

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Evers said he plans to release the findings after the guard’s chief, Adjutant General Donald Dunbar, reviews the report this weekend. The governor said soon after, he will announce next steps he plans to take to “ensure that our men and women in uniform work in an environment free from sexual assault, sexual harassment and retaliation.”

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The comments offer a rare glimpse behind a seven-month long investigation into whether Wisconsin’s National Guard adequately investigates allegations of sexual assault and whether it follows federal regulations on how to treat victims and perpetrators. The Guard, led by longtime Adjutant General Donald Dunbar, has been under scrutiny for months with one of its own internal reports detailing a “culture of sexual misconduct”  in one Army unit.

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The Cap Times interviewed 13 people, four of whom said they were sexually assaulted and manipulated as children attending Calvary Gospel Church. Nine others, including parents, siblings of alleged victims, members who witnessed sexual misbehavior and one pastor who was in leadership at the time of many allegations, corroborate the description of the church’s culture, numerous accounts of sexual abuse in the congregation and concealment by its leaders.

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