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Avatar of GI KoreaBy on July 20th, 2013 at 3:15 am

Air Force Lieutenant Sentenced for Forging Sexual Assault Evidence

Here is a strange case that I doubt the media is going to look real hard at whether a sexual assault really did occur and instead claim commanders are retaliating against him:

An Air Force lieutenant who faced criminal charges after he came forward as a sexual-assault victim was sentenced to 15 months in a military brig and dismissal from service.
The sentence came late Tuesday after 1st Lt. Adam Cohen pleaded guilty to charges that he harassed friends of the man he accused as his attacker, in addition to wire fraud and several counts of fraternization stemming from relationships with service members in his earlier sex life.
Advocates decried Cohen’s prosecution as retaliation for coming forward as a victim. He faced a maximum 107 years in prison and the possibility of confronting in the courtroom the soldier he accused.
The sentence was consistent with a pretrial agreement that capped his confinement at 15 months. [Stars and Stripes]

You can read the details at the link, but the military had every right to prosecute him if he is forging evidence and fraternizing with enlisted personnel.

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