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Accuser In General Sinclair Case Shown To Have Lied About Evidence

As more details come out about the General Sinclair case the more it is looking like he is going to be acquitted of the sexual assault charges:

Defense lawyers for a U.S. Army general facing sexual assault charges say digital evidence collected from his accuser’s old smartphone shows she lied under oath.

The young female captain at the heart of the government’s case against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair testified Tuesday during an evidentiary hearing at Fort Bragg.

Sinclair, 51, has pleaded not guilty to eight criminal charges including forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and conduct unbecoming an officer. He faces a maximum sentence of life in prison at a court-martial scheduled to begin March 3.  [Army Times]

You can read more at the link, but she lied under oath now and may have been manipulating evidence.  These recent revelations come on top of the recent facts that she did not even want to have Sinclair prosecuted in the first place and told a friend that the relationship was consensual, but cooperated with investigators to avoid being charged herself.  Sinclair has a very strong jilted lover case and from what I read so far it will be tough to convict him on the sexual assault charges.  However, like we saw with the LTC Wilkerson case he was convicted with no evidence other than by the word of someone who was drunk and he even had his wife defending him.  So anything is possible in these cases.  He will definitely get convicted on the adultery and other charges they can stick on him.  So his career is done, but it will be interesting to see if he keeps his retirement like another high ranking officer COL Johnson did?

The next question will be if he is acquitted of sexual assault is if the special interests will claim that his buddies hooked him up and that the UCMJ needs to be changed?

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  • Leon Laporte
    11:21 pm on January 8th, 2014 1

    This is a prime example why DoD needs special laws and Independent Special Prosecutors for Sex Crimes (DODISPSC). 100% conviction rate – guaranteed.

  • 2ID Doc
    5:21 am on January 9th, 2014 2

    I wonder if this story would have any traction of he were a 51 year old E-7 and she were a 20 something E-3? I witnessed something like this while on Active Duty. The ages were a little lower 45 & 19 but the command solution was to order the couple to get married (The E-7 was divorced) to “Preserve the SFC’s retirement.” The SFC was an LPN & RN I don’t think he would rely on his retirement to survive.

  • Flyingsword
    4:00 pm on January 9th, 2014 3

    “..she lied under oath now and may have been manipulating evidence.” Well there are two fellonies right there.

  • ChipperB
    6:37 am on January 10th, 2014 4

    Maybe its time the Military got rid of all these antiquated laws and become more like the civilian sector. Anybody could scrog anybody and its really not anyone else’s business anymore.So what happens if Sgt Rock is banging PVT Snuffy’s wife. He can look the other way, he can dump the bitch, or he can bring a civil suit against Sgt Rock (good luck with that). What happens with Sgt Rock nothing. But if the word gets around about what he did, he gets a ShiteBag reputation and he will be a shitebag wherever he goes.

  • Liz
    7:00 am on January 10th, 2014 5

    #4: In the civilian sector, life and death doesn’t usually depend on overall morale and unit cohesiveness. It becomes everyone’s business when Sgt Rock’s banging of PVT Snuffy’s wife makes an impact on the unit and people get killed.

  • Liz
    7:03 am on January 10th, 2014 6

    And PVT Snuffy probably isn’t going to be very interested in saving Sgt Rock’s *ss…and Sgt Rock might just have a vested interest in fog of war taking Snuffy, or vice/versa and so forth. There’s are types of conflict of interest that just cause problems, and there are types of conflict of interest that cause very very large problems and are not linear, then everyone is effected.

  • ChipperB
    4:19 pm on January 10th, 2014 7

    Liz, you make great points. I forgot that in some ways the military is much different from a civilian job-I guess I been out too long.

    I do remember that when adultery was charged, it was very difficult to prove absent an outright confession of one of the aldulterers.

 

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