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    Army, Navy Leaders Grilled by Congress After Report on Child Abuse at Military Day-Care Centers

    Army, Navy Leaders Grilled by Congress After Report on Child Abuse at Military Day-Care Centers

    Top Navy and officials faced tough questions Tuesday from lawmakers on what steps they are taking to prevent child abuse at day-care centers after Military.com revealed serious gaps in policy and oversight related to cases of abuse in three states.

    Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, during testimony before a House committee, suggested working with the office of Rep. Jill Tokuda, D-Hawaii, to “look at the regulation and look at some ways that we can strengthen it and make sure that we're notifying parents if something happens with their child.”

    Meanwhile, Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro, responding to questions from Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., during a hearing in the Senate said that he was “quite familiar” with the details of an abuse case reported by Military.com at a child-care center on Naval Weapons Station Lake in California. He assured the senator that the Navy had already investigated and addressed issues revealed by the case, as well as another instance of abuse at a military day care in Hawaii.

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    Military.com revealed last week that when incidents of abuse occur at child-care centers, the military service branches have policies in place that, broadly, prioritize protecting themselves instead of having incidents investigated, all while offering minimal safeguards to guarantee accountability….

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