There have been sharp increases in sexual assaults at the three military academies.

FOX's Jon Decker has the story:

Sexual assaults at the U.S. Naval Academy, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and the U.S. Air Force Academy reportedly surged by more than 50% during the last academic year. According to new documents reviewed by the AP, complaints of sexual harassment also spiked during that period.

A senior defense official says the sharp increases were due largely to students' growing confidence in the reporting system at the service academies. Reports of sexual assaults went up at all three of the schools, but the number nearly doubled at the Air Force Academy, jumping from 25 to 49.

At the White House, Jon Decker, FOX News.