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Two officials say sexual misconduct from Marine officer went ignored

U.S. Marines prepare to march in the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2017.
U.S. Marines prepare to march in the Veterans Day Parade on November 11, 2017. Photo: Spencer Platt / Getty Images

USA Today reports that repeated complaints of "sexually explicit overtures" from Marine Corps Maj. David Cheek went unaddressed by leadership.

"They had every chance to handle this in-house. The leadership chose not to act on it....My perception is that the Marine Corps simply doesn't care."
— Sherry Yetter, one of the women who reported the overtures

Why it matters: The military has struggled with how those in power handle sexual assault and harassment allegations from subordinates. Last March, the Marine Corps faced a major scandal surrounding male service members sharing nude photos of their female counterparts in a private Facebook group.