Fort Bragg General accused of Rape

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posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 04:56 PM
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Prosecutors alledge



FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — U.S. Army prosecutors offered the first details of a rare criminal case against a general, alleging in a military hearing Monday that he committed sex-related crimes involving four female officers and a civilian


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Hearings to air sex crime case



FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — First details of sex crimes and other charges against an Army general are expected from a hearing on the evidence in the case.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair's military judicial hearing is scheduled Monday at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Officials say it's expected to last at least two days.


What is disturbing to this...

It is because this behavior does not appear overnight...

How many others did this happen to and how many commands buried it?




posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 05:10 PM
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What is disturbing to this...

It is because this behavior does not appear overnight...

How many others did this happen to and how many commands buried it?


Maybe he is innocent? Jumping the gun a bit, aren't we?



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 05:20 PM
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he will take an early retirement and the entire matter will be soon forgotten - R.H.I.P rank hath its priveledges .... only thing surprising is that it wasnt hushed up as most cases are when it comes to misconduct by officers ....



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 05:45 PM
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The case is already in trouble because the prosecutors screwed up in letting privileged communications out of the bag. Maybe he IS guilty, but that's what a trial is for, right? To DETERMINE that. Prejudging this guy and further, suggesting there are more buried cases out there, is what's the travesty of justice here.



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 06:07 PM
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Originally posted by schuyler
The case is already in trouble because the prosecutors screwed up in letting privileged communications out of the bag. Maybe he IS guilty, but that's what a trial is for, right? To DETERMINE that. Prejudging this guy and further, suggesting there are more buried cases out there, is what's the travesty of justice here.
often cases of rape go unreported in the military ... and of the ones that do get reported rarely do they get prosecuted - usually its either someone gets transfered to another unit or takes an early retirement... as to the case in question just because the suspect is a general doesnt mean he is a saint.... going by past experience withi the military would say sounds like he got caught with his pants down and for a change his fellow officers didnt cover his arse...
edit on 5/11/12 by Expat888 because: drunken tengu...



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 07:01 PM
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The BG Sinclair world sex tour is pretty "impressive"...if true.

Seems the prosecutors may have already botched it.

We shall see.

www.stripes.com...

edit on 5-11-2012 by bg_socalif because: fat fingers on the keyboard



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 07:35 PM
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HOly crap . . . six responses and nobody's blamed Obama yet.

Is that a record??????

Seriously . . . there's more crud lurking underneath the pressed suits in the military all around the world, not just in the US.

Kinda reminds me of this



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 07:48 PM
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Yall are completely correct that he has not been found guilty...


Having been in the military I have to say this...

1)A star never gets brought down this way... the system is way to corrupt for this to happen...

2) my personal opinion is that this stems from another investigation

Missing Army-

She is missing still from Fort Bragg...

3) the other issue is this... if he is innocent this means someone else is using the system to remove him...


As for protected emails try again.... to my knowledge any time you log onto a government computer they access everything you do... read everything you do... so do not send anything other then business through government computers...

If it is not business 100%.... fair game... and any part with security issues is blacked out...

We were told in bootcamp that do not send personal crap on government computers because they will read everything and have full legal right to...

Your government property as is all computers and lines on base....



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 08:59 PM
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Whether or not the allegation is proved, there have been multiple services plagued with high ranking sexual assault and harrassment - the "tailhook" incident involved a number of senior officers - statistically, one in three women in service have been sexually assaulted the vast majority were junior enlisted females under 25 and older higher-ranking males under 35. (Older officers exhibit better self control, wouldn't know about senior enlisted ). Statistics on prosecutions, court martials or other disciplinary activity isn't so readily available (wonder why) and transferring to other duty stations "solves" the problem in the field.


Sexual harassment can be a two-edged-sword. So many allegations just can't be confirmed and it becomes she-said-he-said without other evidence - probably not a court martial offense or grand jury material - more likely a civil settlement. I worked for a General accused of sexual harrassment via email... he was innocent and proved it beyond-any-doubt (15 years ago).

ganjoa



posted on Nov, 5 2012 @ 09:04 PM
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Interesting all this stuff about really high ranking military in the news recently, negative stuff. Isn't there a thread about a military coup on ATS right now?



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 09:16 AM
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so right you are!
I believe one of 2 things are/have happened.
We are either watching a coup subverted and this is the result as they remove the key players.
Or a coup has succeeded and they are removing the nwo/communist loyalists.

You just do not remove generals in times of war. They are not replaced easily.
It takes an act of congress and the senate to pass them to vette them



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 10:03 AM
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Originally posted by TFCJay



What is disturbing to this...

It is because this behavior does not appear overnight...

How many others did this happen to and how many commands buried it?


Maybe he is innocent? Jumping the gun a bit, aren't we?


How dare you defend a rapist!

Don't you know that anyone even accused of rape is guilty whether they did it or not (I mean, why else would someone accuse them? Duh) Can't believe you think the accused deserves a fair trial.



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 10:39 AM
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Now one of the female officers that had an affair with him is saying he threatened to kill her or members of her family is she told anyone about the affair.

Curiouser and curiouser.

www.stripes.com...



posted on Nov, 6 2012 @ 11:19 AM
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We had a E-9 who used unit funds to buy a mobile home trailer to put next to the main building....to use as his personnel office.

He got caught laying pipe to the secretary and his only punishment was they moved him to a different unit.

Takes Congress to demote or fire a E-9. Generals also enjoy some privileges to their rank.

This General will get a slap on the hand and retire with you paying him mega thousands every month....for life.



posted on Oct, 17 2014 @ 12:59 PM
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Army demotes Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair two ranks for sexual misconduct




e Army has demoted Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair two levels in rank for sexual misconduct following his guilty pleas at a court-martial earlier this year, the Army secretary announced Friday.

Secretary of the Army John McHugh said Sinclair, once a rising star in the Army, will be forced to retire as a lieutenant colonel. Sinclair, who pleaded guilty to adultery, improper relationships with female officers and other crimes, was fined $20,000 at his court-martial in March but avoided jail.

In tumultuous proceedings at Ft. Bragg, N.C., that embarrassed both Sinclair and the Army, the general admitted an illegal three-year affair with a junior female officer and engaging in inappropriate relationships with two others. He also pleaded guilty to conduct unbecoming an officer, possessing pornography, and misusing a government charge card.

The 27-year veteran of five combat tours had faced up to life in prison if convicted of the original charges against him.

Sinclair was allowed to retire and retain benefits, rather than being dismissed from the service for his behavior.

McHugh said it was the first time in a decade that the Army has reduced a retiring general officer two ranks. The demotion will slash Sinclair’s retirement pay.

"Sinclair displayed a pattern of inappropriate and at times illegal behavior both while serving as a brigadier general and a colonel," McHugh said in a statement. "I therefore decided there was sufficient evidence and cause to deny him those benefits."

McHugh said he was prevented by law from taking further action and did what was "legally sustainable."

McHugh noted that Sinclair, 51, was entitled to a pension despite being convicted of crimes. He suggest that Congress consider changing the law "to allow greater flexibility and accountability."

The government's case against Sinclair was undercut by allegations that Sinclair’s accuser, an Army captain, had lied on the stand. And the military judge concluded that the case may have been tainted by political considerations.

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Not to worry, Clinton will pardon him.
AND OBAMA DRONES ON AKA PITHYSNARK
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Under terms of a plea deal, the government dropped charges that Sinclair threatened to kill his lover and her family if she reported the affair; forced her to perform oral sex; and engaged in "open and notorious" sex with the captain.

In a statement Friday, Sinclair’s civilian lawyer, Richard Scheff, said that until Sinclair retires in several weeks, he remains a one-star general. He said Sinclair has taken responsibility for his mistakes and agreed to a reduction in retirement benefits.

"He is a highly decorated war hero ... and it’s right that he be permitted to retire honorably," Scheff said. "Other senior military leaders who committed the same indiscretions, and worse, have faced far fewer consequences."

Sinclair’s sentencing in March was criticized as too lenient by some members of Congress and by advocacy groups that have accused the military of protecting senior commanders accused of sexual misconduct.


he walked sums it up

I realized I had not followed this up





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