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Accuser Testifies About Affair She Had With Ft. Bragg General

Here is an update on the case of the Ft. Bragg Brigadier General that is being accused of various sex crimes:

A female U.S. Army captain testified Tuesday that her commanding general initiated a sexual affair during a combat tour in Iraq and threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone.

The woman said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was extremely controlling, even telling her how much water to drink and when and where she could use the bathroom during a later combat tour in Afghanistan.

She said she repeatedly tried to end the relationship and asked Sinclair, a married man, for a transfer.

On two occasions, she testified the general ended such conversations by exposing himself and physically forcing her to perform oral sex. The Associated Press does not identify victims of alleged sexual assaults.

When a prosecutor asked if Sinclair should have been able to tell that she did not want to participate, the captain responded: “Yes, I was crying.”

The woman testified on the second day of a military hearing at Fort Bragg on whether there was enough evidence to court-martial Sinclair on charges including forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct and engaging in inappropriate relationships.

It is a rare criminal case against a general and the details from the hearing are the first public narrative of the alleged offenses that prosecutors say involved a total of five women: four of them military subordinates and one a civilian.   [Stars & Stripes]

Here is an interesting comment that Sinclair supposedly told the Captain:

“He said he was a general and he could say whatever the (expletive) he wanted,” she testified.

You can read the rest at the link, but I do find it interesting that the Captain only reported the alleged sexual assaults by Sinclair after finding e-mails from another woman to Sinclair.  At a minimum Sinclair is toast in regards to adultery, conduct unbecoming of an officer, and fraternization by having such an affair with a subordinate.  Anyway it will be interesting to see how this case turns out compared to this other sex crime case where the lieutenant colonel was convicted with no evidence at all other than what the intoxicated accuser said happened.  If that is the standard for sex crime convictions than Sinclair should be toast, but I guess we will see what happens.

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  • Chris In Dallas
    1:14 pm on November 8th, 2012 1

    “You can read the rest at the link, but I do find it interesting that the Captain only reported the alleged sexual assaults by Sinclair after finding e-mails from another woman to Sinclair.”

    This does seem to be a common thread in these matters. I once had a PFC in my company notify the First Sergeant she was having an affair with the Supply Sergeant who was married. She spilled the beans because the Sergeant broke off the relationship. The Sergeant got punished (though not that harshly and it was all probated) and the PFC got rewarded by being transferred to a cushy 9-5 office assignment. Come to think of it, I can only think of one instance where a female got a male superior in trouble for such behavior where the female wasn’t at one time a willing participant.

    If it helps, I’ve read that this Captain has received a career ending reprimand and/or OER for her activities. I suppose that is appropriate punishment…

  • Liz
    4:00 pm on November 8th, 2012 2

    There were at least four others, apparently. Some sent him nude photos, texted him and called him sexy pants. Have to wonder what they were thinking. Maybe they were very ugly. Stellar individual, that.

  • LG DACOM Stinks, Royally
    5:51 pm on November 8th, 2012 3

    Why is anyone even addressing the woman’s guilt? This guy is a POS. Yes, the girl is dumb. She’s done. Good riddance, but don’t detract from BG Sinclair’s faults and the likelihood that he’s a f***ing flag-ranked sex offender.

  • Stephen
    1:32 am on November 9th, 2012 4

    LG DACOM Stinks, Royally, right on. He was an officer but not a gentleman. Even Richard Gere wouldn’t be able to pull off a cunning stunt like this anymore.

  • Ole Tanker
    3:54 pm on March 6th, 2014 5

    Once a Whorior King:(


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