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Prosecutor In the General Sinclair Sexual Assault Case Quits

Here is the latest on the General Sinclair case where last month it was disclosed that the accuser lied under oath and now it is being claimed that the lead prosecutor has quit because of his belief that the accuser is not a credible witness:

The lead prosecutor in the sexual assault trial of Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair — amid misgivings over the most serious charges — has abruptly left the case.

Lt. Col. William Helixon’s departure comes less than a month before Sinclair’s scheduled court martial and weeks after the prosecution’s lead witness found an iPhone with messages from Sinclair she had not previously disclosed.

Defense attorneys say Helixon believed Sinclair’s accuser, a 34-year-old captain, was not a credible witness and that he had made efforts to persuade his superiors to drop sexual assault charges.

After the New York Times first reported the story, the Army released a statement confirming Helixon has moved on, attributing the move to “personal reasons.” Army officials at Fort Bragg, N.C., declined to answer questions about the case or defense’s allegations.  [Army Times]

You can read more at the link, but this latest development comes on top of the recent developments that the accuser 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.  It will be interesting to see if the military continues to push for the sexual assault charge after this.

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  • someotherguy
    10:33 pm on February 18th, 2014 1

    Shits funny to watch. People trying to make a name for themselves by bagging brass are tripping on themselves and playing dirty. The guys gonna walk away clean (well relatively speaking).

 

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