ABC news reported that the Pentagon will not probe into the KBR rape charges.
“Despite deferring to the Justice Department, Kicklighter’s office told Nelson it was willing to pursue other questions Nelson raised about Jones’ case. Kicklighter agreed to explore “whether and why” a U.S. Army doctor handed to KBR security officials the results of Jones’ medical examination, a so-called “rape kit,” which would have contained evidence of the crime if it had occurred.
In a separate letter, Kicklighter’s office said that the State Department had said its security officials had Jones’ rape kit in their possession at one point.
The State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security told Kicklighter “evidence in the rape kit was collected by a U.S. Army doctor and was later provided to [the Bureau of Diplomatic Security],” the IG’s office wrote to Sen. Daniel Akaka, D-Alaska, who had asked about Jones’ case.
An Army spokesman referred questions about the rape kit to the State Department, which declined to provide new information on the case.
Halliburton/KBR, a Houston, Texas-based government contractor once led by Vice President Dick Cheney, employed Jones until shortly after her alleged assault. Halliburton spun off KBR last year. Jones has since filed suit against KBR and Halliburton. Halliburton says they have been wrongly named in the suit; KBR has maintained that “the safety and security of all employees remains KBR’s top priority,” it said in a statement. “Our commitment in this regard is unwavering.”
Nelson and other lawmakers have also requested information on rape allegations by Jones and others from the Department of State, which initially investigated Jones’ allegations, and the Department of Justice. To date, none have reported receiving information.”