By Colleen Jenkins. Under the terms of an agreement with military prosecutors, the government will drop sex assault charges against Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, as well as two other charges that would have forced him to register as a sex offender, lead defense attorney Richard Scheff said in an email. Sinclair, 51, had been charged with forcible sodomy based on allegations by a female U. Army captain that could have sent the year Army veteran to prison for life. Sinclair is expected to enter his additional guilty pleas, including mistreatment of his accuser and failure to end an extramarital affair, in military court at Fort Bragg, North Carolina on Monday, his legal team said.
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Unwanted sexual contact ranges from groping to rape. The Pentagon will target troops in that age range for prevention efforts, he said. This is unacceptable. The latest report on sexual assaults requires Congress to intervene, said Rep. Jackie Speier , D-Calif.
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Military leaders vowed this week to curb sexual assaults by and against U. The majority of reported sex crimes occurred on U. S soldier committed a violent sex crime every six hours and 40 minutes in , a rate far above that of the general population, the report found. We have zero tolerance for this," Gen.
ATLANTA — A loophole in military law allows troops convicted of crimes such as rape or child molestation to avoid states' sex-offender registries. When a sex offender is released from a military prison, the Department of Defense asks where the former soldier, sailor, Marine or airman plans to go, then sends that community a letter. After that, department officials provide little oversight to make sure those plans happen. Basil Kingsberry, a former Army specialist convicted of rape and forcible sodomy while serving oversees, told the military he was headed to Mississippi but ended up in Georgia instead. When we began reporting this story, he was not listed on the Georgia Sex Offender Registry.