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Army sex case: Sodomy, assault cited in senior official case, 'no easy solution'

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An army sex case is set to proceed this week, with sexual crimes including assault and sodomy cited against a senior rank official. Army leaders intend to prosecute the male brigadier general, Jeffrey Sinclair, though the man’s defense attorney allegedly has plans to sue the army itself. I4U News reports this Wednesday, March 5, 2014, that there are no easy answers or solutions in this incident, due to a number of “complex” and “volatile” factors.

It is Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair at the center of this army sex case, with the senior rank official charged with a number of sexual crimes, including threatening behavior, sexual assault, and sodomy. The allegations assert that Sinclair has abused one female military minor in particular for a prolonged period of time, warning the woman not to say anything about the abuse or risk being killed.

However, General Sinclair’s defense attorney is claiming that this sex case has no merit, and remains only the army’s attempt to “boast” about its image in order to distract from the real problems. The man’s attorney added that the sexual abuse claims are nothing more than a “pack of lies.”

If Sinclair is found guilty in this army sex case, he will be facing a potential verdict of life imprisonment. The legal proceedings are said to be “complex … with no easy solution.” According to Sinclair’s statement, no sodomy occurred between him and the alleged victim, and the only sexual acts that took place between the two were consensual.

He continues to argue that the woman — again a lower-ranking military officer — may have been in a lower rank than him, but he did not use her age or (lack of) experience to her advantage. Sinclair added that the woman was in fact pursuing him in the hopes of attaining a real relationship.

Sinclair goes on to say that he never made any threats, physical/sexual or otherwise, to the woman or her family not to talk. According to the army sex case press release, Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair is a married man and has two children. Official proceedings over the complex case continues this week.

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