Case Conclusion Date:November 20, 2012
Practice Area:Military Law
Outcome:Court-martial charges dismissed
Description:Staff Sergeant charged with rape, sexual assault, making threats and fraternization. Faced maximum possible sentence of life in prison, dishonorable discharge, reduction to private, and sex offender registration. Case pending trial by General Court-martial despite fact that investigating officer, after the Article 32 hearing, held that the case should be dismissed. Defense was able to further demonstrate that alleged victim was untruthful.