Haunting Photo Essay Illustrates the Real-Life Toll of Military Sexual Assault in America

**TRIGGER WARNING: Article holds content, including graphic images, related to sexual assault**

According to a 2013 report released by the Pentagon, 3,553 service members reported sexual assault between July 1, 2012, and June 30, 2013. Studies are only now beginning to reveal the full toll of this epidemic, but research from psychologist Craig Bryan estimates that “military victims of violent assault or rape are six times more likely to attempt suicide than military non-victims.”