03/06/14 09:16 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bowing to the Pentagon, the Senate agreed after impassioned debate Thursday to leave the authority to prosecute rapes and other serious crimes with military commanders in a struggle that highlighted the growing role of women in Congress. The vote was 55-45 in favor of...
03/06/14 07:01 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Army is investigating sexual abuse allegations against an officer who trains military prosecutors who handle sexual and physical abuse cases, a defense official said Thursday. Lt. Col. Joseph Morse is being investigated by the Army's Criminal Investigation Command for...
By Susan Ferrechio | 03/06/14 05:35 PM
The Senate Thursday rejected a bill aimed at curbing military sexual assault by stripping military commanders of prosecutorial authority. The vote was 55-45, and fell short of the approval of 60 lawmakers needed to end debate on the legislation authored by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y....
By Ashe Schow | 03/06/14 03:56 PM
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill that would remove military commanders from the decision to prosecute a sexual assault has failed in the Senate.
03/06/14 01:36 PM
(www.stripes.com) Lt. Col. Joseph “Jay” Morse, who was responsible for Army prosecutorial training and assistance worldwide, was originally removed from his job when a female Army lawyer alleged that Morse attempted to kiss and grope her against her will.
By Associated Press | 03/06/14 07:29 AM
A U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault was set to plead guilty to three lesser charges Thursday in a move that his lawyer says will strengthen his position going into trial.
03/05/14 07:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate is heading for a showdown over contentious legislation to curb sexual assaults in the military by taking away the authority of senior commanders to prosecute rapes and other serious offenses. A highly anticipated vote on the bill sponsored by Sen. Kirsten...
By Michael Biesecker | 03/04/14 08:11 AM
Once a rising star among the U.S. Army's top battle commanders, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is now fighting sexual assault charges that could land him life in a military prison if convicted.
03/02/14 05:04 PM
A senator who's led efforts in Congress to address military sexual crimes says she thinks she has the votes to pass legislation that would remove commanders from sexual assault investigations. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand thinks the vote will come this week and she believes the measure will get the...
02/25/14 08:00 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — A lawyer representing a former Naval Academy football player accused of sexual assault says the case against his client is going forward after a military judge rejected a request to dismiss it for lack of evidence. The judge overseeing the case, Col. Daniel Daugherty, has...
By Lolita Baldor | 02/18/14 08:17 AM
The number of U.S. soldiers forced out of the Army because of crimes or misconduct has soared in the past several years as the military emerges from a decade of war that put a greater focus on battle competence than on character.
By Richard Lardner | 02/11/14 08:59 AM
The Pentagon is coming under pressure to give Congress detailed information on the handling of sex crime cases in the armed forces following an Associated Press investigation that found a pattern of inconsistent judgments and light penalties for sexual assaults at U.S. bases in Japan.
02/10/14 09:30 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon is coming under pressure to give Congress detailed information on the handling of sex crime cases in the armed forces following an Associated Press investigation that found a pattern of inconsistent judgments and light penalties for sexual assaults at U.S. bases...
02/10/14 02:46 PM
TOKYO (AP) — After a night of partying in Hiroshima City, the woman agreed to share a room at the Tokyo Inn Hotel with the U.S. Marine. As soon as the door closed, the tryst turned violent, she told investigators. He tore her clothes off, forced her to perform oral sex on him and then raped...
02/10/14 09:28 AM
At U.S. military bases in Japan, most service members found culpable in sex crimes in recent years did not go to prison, according to internal Department of Defense documents.
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