A faithful Army National Guard soldier committed suicide after she reported being sexually assaulted, in spite of that, the military branch did not help.
Debie Robinson, the mother of officer Morgan Robinson, said that to think about what took her daughter’s life broke her. She added, they wanted her body, but they took her soul with it.
The horrible incident that led Morgan to kill herself began two years ago when one of her supervisors sexually assaulted and harassed her multiple times when they were in Kuwait.
However, when Morgan reported the attacks, her superiors did nothing; they did not protect her or gave punishment to the supervisor, according to Morgan’s mother.
While on the same mission, Morgan was sent to Afganistan, where multiple soldiers gang-raped her. This time she was too scared and discouraged by the system to report it. Four months later, she committed suicide.
The Army started an investigation due to Morgan’s death, and later they gave Debbie the report, although much of it was modified.
The parts that were not erased or covered said that Sergeant Robinson suffered sexual, physical, and psychological trauma while she was on missions. The consequence of this trauma was a part of her death, according to the news.
The mother said that she did not understand how they could actually stand there, look her in the eyes, and hand that report to her.
Debbie believes that the Army is responsible for her daughter’s death. They failed to properly investigate the report, Morgan’s first sexual assault claim. She added, the police can’t investigate themselves.
Debbie also mentioned that Morgan joined the Army in 2010, and she really loved her job, and it was for her country.
After eight months of Morgan’s death, the officer who allegedly attacked her in Kuwait was given a written reprimand, which Debbie thinks is too little, too late.
Elizabeth Van Winkle, the Army’s principal policy adviser, said that the department remains committed to its goals of ending sexual assault in the military, providing the highest quality response to service members, and holding offenders appropriately accountable.