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The BBC remains incapable of using appropriate language

This is the title of a BBC article:

Brig Gen Jeffrey Sinclear Pleads guilty to charges in sex case.

The General actually pled "guilty to improper relationships with two female Army officers, violating orders by possessing pornography in Afghanistan, and conduct unbecoming of an officer." A criminal trial will continue for 5 remaining charges which include threats and sexual assault. Yet, the BBC, once again, is referring to sexual assault as a "sex case".

It is completely irresponsible to use the word sex when discussing cases of sexual violence. It contravenes the National Union of Journalists guidelines but the BBC continues to use inappropriate language.

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