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    Under the UCMJ the range of punishments for rape goes from "Oral admonishment" to death.  Included in there are things like discharges.

    In general, the military is hash compared to the civilian world when it comes to rape and to say that rapist "fare badly" in military prisons is an understatement.  They tend to have a lot of "accidents."

    My very first unit had a convicted rapist.  Male on male.  He had at least five victims who refused to press charges.  Embarrassment, shame, usual stuff.  The sixth time he was caught in the act and the victim was secure in his own sexuality and stood up in court.  The prior bad acts were of course not admissible but the sentence - 5 years, no parole for attempted rape - reflected wide knowledge that he was a serial offender.  I witnessed his first hours in confinement when the Correctional Sergeants reduced him to a pitiful mass in the fetal position crying and shaking.  "Intake" at a military prison is not for the compassionate.  A few months later we sent another from my unit to the same place for drugs.  While still brutal it was nothing like what had happened to SSG Rapist.  We looked in on SSG Rapist.  He was not well.

    It is well that war is so terrible -- lest we should grow too fond of it. Robert E. Lee

    by ksuwildkat on Wed May 15, 2013 at 01:56:18 PM PDT

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