More Military Sexual Assault Articles

  • In a first, France tackles sex assault in military

    PARIS (AP) — France claims great success in recruiting women into its armed forces, boasting one of the world's highest percentages of women in uniform. What it hasn't done is work to prevent sexual assault and harassment once they get there. That is about to change. Defense Minister...

  • New corps of military lawyers help rape victims

    By providing independent attorneys, the military hopes the Special Victims Counsel will help support victims become more resilient and navigate them through complex procedures within the military justice system.

  • Naval Academy midshipman not guilty in sex assault

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former U.S. Naval Academy football player was acquitted Thursday of sexually assaulting a classmate at a party, bringing to a close a case that drew wide attention at a time when the military is under scrutiny for how it deals with sexual assault. The judge overseeing the...

  • Army general fined, reprimanded in sex case

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army general avoided jail time and was reprimanded and fined a total of $20,000 for inappropriate relationships with three subordinates in a closely watched court case. Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair smiled and hugged his two lawyers in the courtroom Thursday morning after...

  • Naval Academy sexual assault case enters Day 2

    A woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving a former U.S. Naval Academy football player was expected to take the stand for a second day Wednesday at the man's court-martial, a day after she testified he had told her they had sex, though she doesn't remember it after a night of drinking.

  • 2nd day of sentencing in US Army general sex case

    Lawyers for an Army general who admitted to emotionally harming a subordinate during a three-year affair will argue Tuesday that he shouldn't face jail time for a crime for which civilians wouldn't be prosecuted.

  • Naval Academy sexual assault case to begin Tuesday

    The military trial of a former U.S. Naval Academy football player accused of sexually assaulting a classmate is scheduled to begin after a daylong weather delay.

  • New hearing set Monday in Army general's sex case

    The case of an Army general accused of sexually assaulting a female captain under his command is set to return to a Fort Bragg courtroom less than a week after proceedings were postponed to allow time for a possible plea agreement.

  • Senate passes bill aimed at curbing military sexual assault

    The Senate unanimously passed legislation Monday evening designed to curb sexual assault in the military, including ending the longstanding "good soldier" defense used to raise doubts that a crime has been committed.

  • New evidence could threaten Army sex assault case

    RALEIGH, N.C. — A military judge was considering Monday whether a high-ranking lawyer at the Pentagon unlawfully interfered in the case against a brigadier general charged with sexual assault, threatening the closely watched court martial. The latest twist in the case comes at a time when...

  • House this week to vote on curbing executive authority, Senate considers jobless pay

    The House this week will vote on legislation that takes aim at President Obama's executive actions, while the Senate could make another attempt to pass a bill to extend federal unemployment insurance benefits. Congress will also weigh in on Russia's move into Crimea. The House returns to...

  • Senate blocks military sexual assault prosecution bill that would have removed chain of command

    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....

  • Military sexual assault bill fails in Senate

    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand's bill that would remove military commanders from the decision to prosecute a sexual assault has failed in the Senate.

  • Army’s top sex assault prosecutor suspended after assault allegation

    (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.

  • Army general to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies sexual assault

    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.



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