A U.S. Military investigation into the homicide of Spc. Vanessa Guillén final yr discovered that she was sexually harassed by a supervisor on two events, however management at Fort Hood ignored her studies of the harassment and did not take acceptable motion.
The incidents of sexual harassment have been “not associated to her homicide” and the man soldier accused of murdering her, Spc. Aaron Robinson, didn’t harass her, although he did harass one other feminine soldier, based on the investigation.
The report, performed by commanding basic of Military Futures Command John Murray, paints a troubling image of the tradition surrounding sexual harassment at Fort Hood.
“SPC Guillén was sexually harassed by a supervisor. This supervisor created an intimidating, hostile atmosphere. The unit management was knowledgeable of the harassment in addition to the supervisor’s counterproductive management, and did not take acceptable motion,” the report discovered.
On one event within the late summer time of 2019, one among Guillén’s supervisors “made an inappropriate sexual remark in Spanish which SPC Guillén translated as a solicitation for her to take part in a ‘threesome.'”
“Throughout a subject coaching train, this identical supervisor encountered SPC Guillén whereas she carried out private hygiene within the wooden line and SPC Guillén reported that this made her uncomfortable,” the report reads.
As well as, this supervisor “particularly focused her, referred to as her out in entrance of her friends, and constantly made an instance out of her.”
Regardless of the continual harassment, management at Fort Hood failed to handle the problems.
“They knew of the aggressive and counterproductive management however took no motion,” the report reads. “Senior non-commissioned officers have been conscious of the considerations with this supervisor and did not advise their management earlier than this particular person was moved from one squadron to a different.”
Authorities suspect that Spc. Aaron Robinson bludgeoned Guillen to loss of life with a hammer at Fort Hood in April 2020, then dismembered and disposed of her physique. When police tried to arrest him on June 30, he killed himself.
The investigation “discovered no credible proof to conclude SPC Robinson sexually harassed SPC Guillén or that they’d any relationship exterior of their work setting,” however SPC Robinson did sexually harass one other feminine SPC at Fort Hood from April to September 2019.
Because of the investigation, 5 present or former leaders from the third Cavalry Regiment have been fired. Moreover, eight officers and non-commissioned officers will obtain Basic Officer Memorandums of Reprimand.
The felony investigation into Guillén’s loss of life is being led by the FBI, the U.S. Military Prison Investigation Command, and different regulation enforcement businesses.