Arraignment Date Set for Army Physician Accused of 53 Charges of Sexual Abuse

Members of the 62nd Civil Engineer Squadron after installing the new Joint Base Lewis-McChord sign

An Army physician accused of sexual misconduct with patients is expected to appear in military court in February at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, facing 53 charges of inappropriately looking at or touching at least 23 victims. Maj. Michael Stockin, 38, an anesthesiologist and pain management specialist who has worked at several military treatment facilities, including […]

Troops Take First Step in Filing Suit Over Alleged Sexual Abuse by Army Doctor

Army troops march in formation during a change of command ceremony

Attorneys for five soldiers filed new claims against the Army and the Department of Defense this week, alleging they were sexually abused by Army Maj. Michael Stockin, a doctor at Joint Base Lewis-McChord who faces criminal charges of fondling patients. The plaintiffs, identified as John Does, are former patients of Stockin. On Monday, they joined […]

Military Sexual Assault Reports Rise, Even as Army Numbers Fall

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WASHINGTON — The number of reported sexual assaults across the military inched up by about 1% last year, as a sharp decline in Army numbers offset large increases in the other three services, U.S. officials told The Associated Press. The small overall uptick is significantly less than the 13% jump the Defense Department saw in […]