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Secretary of Defense: Create a Central National Registry for Military Sex Offenders
  • Petitioning Mitt Romney
  • Responded

This petition will be delivered to:

Mitt Romney
Commadant of the Marine Corps
General James F. Amos
SgtMaj of the Marine Corps
SgtMaj Barrett, Micheal
Colonel Terry V. Williams
SgtMajor USMC
Sergeant Major Conrad Potts
MasterSergeant Michael Regan
MasterSergeant USMC
MasterSergeant Adam Iudiciani
Secretary of Defense
Leon E. Panetta
Wisconsin Governor
President of the United States
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Wisconsin State Senate
Wisconsin State House
Rep. Mike Honda
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Secretary of Defense: Create a Central National Registry for Military Sex Offenders

    1. Nicole  McCoy
    2. Petition by

      Nicole McCoy

      Colby, WI

I joined the military because I wanted to serve my country.  I served as a Lance Corporal in the Marines for over three years.  In that time I was raped twice and sexually assaulted another two times. 

The first time it happened I was serving abroad in Afghanistan.  After that first incident I was assaulted three other times over the course of three years.  It came to happen so often that I assumed it was normal and that it must happen to everyone.  I never received any training on how to deal with sexual assault in the military- I didnt even know how to report it.  

When I finally decided to report the sexual assaults I was led through a maze of questions and excuses and I was even discouraged from reporting the crimes.  In the end, instead of getting justice I was ostracized and humiliated.  

I learned that there is currently no national military sex offender registry and that offenders are not required to disclose their crimes on their discharge papers.  A sex offender registration for convicted for military personnel would help to address the impunity that surrounds rape within the military.  Most veterans are honorable men and women who have served our country, but there are some who have committed serious crimes like rape and sexual assault during their service and the military has a responsibility to disclose that information for the sake of the public good. If they are not charged per a Court Martial, and convicted, they will not have to register and the crime will NOT be on their criminal back ground.

When asked why sex offenders do not have to disclose on their discharge papers, some of the responses I was given were 1) It will take too long to create a national database or 2) the military is going green and it takes too much paper to add an extra check box to discharge papers. 

This is part of a larger issue of rape within the military.  Some estimates reveal that more than 1/3 of women in the armed services are raped during their service and of the reported rapes, 55% are males.  If you serve in the US military and you rape or sexually assault a fellow service member you have an 86.5% chance of keeping the crime a secret and a 92% chance of avoiding court martial.  

Let's get this changed, and make it a requirement that Sex Crimes in the Military should be taken serious, and even if punishment is suspended, or does not go to Court Martial, it should still be on their background for employers and citicizens to see while performing a back ground check. And to also include Active Duty Military in our current Database if they were charged per Court Martial (punishment suspended or dropped) Non Judicial Punishment or any form of punishment. If charged one way or another with a sex crime, he/she should also not be allowed to live in Base Housing.

please call (703) 571-3343 and continute to ask WHY they are ignoring our request.

Join me in asking the Department of Defense to create a national database for sex offenders.

Donations to fun trip to DC to hand deliver Petition to Sec. of Navy and Sec. of Defense, present new model for Policy on Sexual Assault/Rape and Ideal Database updates for familywatchdog.us and www.nsopw.gov  are appreciated. Please email Military.rape12@gmail.com to send donation and/or sponsor portions of trip



military.rape12@gmail.com to send stories, ask for help, need to talk, media inquiries, and to provide some assistance. 


If you would like to help fund the next trip to present petition and Model Policy, Watchdog.org website and State Statue... Please send an email

Recent signatures


    1. Decision-maker Mike Honda responds:

      Mike Honda

      First of all, I am grateful to the men and women who bravely serve our country and defend our freedoms. They have answered the call to serve and have done so with honor and courage.

      That is why it is especially horrific to hear that so...

    2. Fundraising

      Nicole  McCoy
      Petition Organizer

      Please go to indiegogo.com/militaryrape to help raise money to fund trips to Washington DC to present federal law models and new registration model to congress!!

    3. Reached 300,000 signatures
    4. New video Posted :)

      Nicole  McCoy
      Petition Organizer

      Please video this video. If you have reported a sexual Assault or Rape in the past 12 months, and feel you were harassed or treated bad because you reported it please contact me!! Let me know if you are willing to talk to the Media about what you went through.
      <3 Nicole

    5. Reached 200,000 signatures
    6. Please send stories to my email!!

      Nicole  McCoy
      Petition Organizer

      These stories will help prove my point. Write anything you feel needs to be heard!! I will enclose them with the signatures to the DoD with your permission.

    7. Reached 7,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Julia Kaplan TACOMA, WA
      • 3 days ago

      It is disgusting the way the military protects rapists and criminalizes the victims. Example: A friend's husband in the military informed her the first week his troop was deployed, there were 3 sexual assaults of female soldiers in their camp. THREE.

      • 3 days ago

      Military service should NEVER excuse criminal behavior or cover up criminal acts!!

    • Suzanna McMahan RIDGELAND, MS
      • 5 days ago

      This should never happen in our military to begin with!!!

    • Brianna Harmon ASHLAND, KY
      • 6 days ago

      Military is respected and that gives them a bad name and they think that they can just rape all these people and I just think they should face the consequences or otherwise they're gonna keep doing it.

    • LeeAnna Stewart ASHLAND, KY
      • 6 days ago

      If they're not reported while they're in this country they may continue to rape.


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