MoD admits over 350 sexual abuse complaints have been made by cadets


More than 350 complaints of sexual abuse perpetrated against members of Britain’s cadet forces have been made in the past five years, theMinistry of Defencehas said, as reports emerged that some cases were covered up by the authorities.

Figures released by the MoD show that, of the 363 claims lodged between 2012 and 2017, 282 were referred to the police. The allegations also led to the dismissal of 99 instructors across the three cadet branches: army, air and sea, as Whitehall paid out more than £2m in compensation to the survivors.

The claims of a cover-up are due to be aired by BBC1’s Panorama on Tuesday evening. During a lengthy investigation, the programme’s journalists spoke to numerous witnesses and survivors who alleged that their accusations of sexual abuse within the cadets were not acted upon.


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