US Marines v. E-5
Marine Corps Base Quantico
While a Corporal, client was charged with violations of Article 120 (Sexual Assault), Article 134 (Extra-Marital Affair), and Article 107 (False Official Statement). We did a thorough investigation into the alleged victim and found out that whenever something didn’t go her way…she would file a complaint. In this case, she was very clearly interested in our client. One of the interesting aspects about this case is the fact that the very next day after she was allegedly sexually assaulted, she woke up before our client, and took care of his kids. Then, when he woke up, she took him for a ride in her car…and basically spent the day with him driving him around town helping him acquire what he needed to fix his truck. When my client opted to ignore her and stay with his wife, the alleged victim filed a sexual assault claim 1 month later. When we finally got to Court over two years after the allegation, my client had been promoted from Corporal to Sergeant in the Marine Corps.
Verdict: Found NOT GUILTY of Sexual Assault, but guilty of the extra-marital affair and false official statement.
Sentence: 40 Days Confinement. NO PUNITIVE DISCHARGE! NO RANK REDUCTION!