A family member was raped as a child by a former Marine who was recently sentenced to serve time in a federal prison. He received a honorable discharge. He was not charged with the crime until he separated from the Corp. However, the sexual assaults took place on a military installation while he was on active duty. Is there a way to downgrade his discharge?
You should speak with someone that has worked in the JAG Corps.
Michael L. Doyle
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You can try and report it but there are no guarantees they will pursue it.
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Sorry to hear what happened. There is no excuse, explanation or justification for that.
My guess is he has been charged and convicted, and the military will not waste time or money pursuing that course. His conviction of sexual offense alreaady will give him a hard time to go - getting employment, getting Social Security if he is disabled (that conviction weakens his credibility), and in a whole host of other areas.
Best of luck to you.
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