Rape – Military Sexual Assault – ACQUITTAL

U.S. Navy V. E-4, (Rape, Article 120)

NAS Bahrain

Client was charged with Rape Aggravated Sexual Assault Sexual Assault Unlawful Sexual Contact False Official Statement and Adultery.

The Navy’s approach to this case was appalling. First, they brought in a veteran NCIS agent to investigate the case. He lied, deceived and tricked Mr. Jordan’s client. First he told the Client that linens had been seized from the night before, indicating that DNA swabs will be taken. No linens were seized because they had already been laundered. The NCIS agent knew that before he questioned Mr. Jordan’s client. Second, the NCIS agent lied about the injuries allegedly sustained by the alleged victim, specifically stating that there were “acute signs of trauma”. The medical report did not reflect the NCIS agent’s lies. The Agent had read the report before questioning the Client. Lastly, the NCIS agent lied the Mr. Jordan’s Client about a witness to the actual event in question. A local national Bahraini had observed what had happened on the morning in question. This witness verbally told the NCIS agent that the sex between Mr. Jordan’s client, and the alleged victim appeared consensual to him. However, the NCIS agent chose to tell Mr. Jordan’s client that the same Bahraini had heard the alleged victim say no, indicating that the sex was not consensual! All of these deceitful lies were recorded on video. And Mr. Jordan utterly destroyed the credibility of this NCIS agent and exposed his true motives for his deceitful lies through skillful cross-examination. The NCIS Agent’s only goal was to secure a confession, thru any means necessary, even if he had to lie about what an exculpatory witness actually observed. The NCIS’s constant refrain was “I go where the facts lead me”.

Lastly, the Prosecutor chose to rest his case on the video taped interrogation of Mr. Jordan’s client. Unfortunately, Mr. Jordan’s client initially lied to investigators in an effort to protect his family from these horrendous allegations. His lie was recorded and presented in front of the panel. Then, his admission to consensual sex was presented. The Government made much of the Client’s matter of fact description of what happened. There was no emotion. So, Mr. Jordan presented members of his Client’s chain of command who discussed the Client’s matter of fact nature.

These are among several highlights of the case. Ultimately, in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds, Mr. Jordan was able to secure victory on behalf of his client.

Result: NOT GUILTY of Rape, Aggravated Sexual Assault, Sexual Assault!! Guilty of Wrongful Sexual Contact, False Official Statement and Adultery.

Sentence: NO PUNISHMENT!!


Article 120 is the military statute which defines rape, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated sexual contact, and abusive sexual contact.  These offenses include different types of unlawful, forced sexual activities on another person.  Charges related to sexual misconduct involving a minor fall under Article 120b.

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