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Sexual assault charges against U.S. Army General Jeffrey Sinclair are dropped in a plea deal. Reprimanded, Fined $20,000, no jail time, maybe a reduction in rank when he retires...
This is why the military get so much sh*t thrown at them in regards to "the military’s struggle to prevent and police sexual misconduct in the ranks". Struggle my freeking ass, this guy had two "affairs" with soldiers under his direct command, forced sexual acts, otherwise known as Rape by any one with common sense, threatened great bodily harm...
Adultery is a crime in the military, and it is particularly taboo for a married officer to have sex with someone directly under his command. Even worse, Sinclair’s accuser said the general forced her into oral sex on two occasions and once threatened to kill her and her family if she revealed their relationship.
Sinclair was only the third Army general to be court-martialed in the past 60 years. Under his plea deal with the Army, he faced a maximum prison sentence of 18 months. But prosecutors did not press for him to spend time behind bars, and the judge declined to incarcerate him.
This is appalling, yet the military can't understand why this type of behavior is rampant in the ranks.
Originally posted to Divide by Zero on Thu Mar 20, 2014 at 11:37 AM PDT.