US Army v. E-5 (Article 120, Sexual Assault, Article 120c Indecent Viewing and Video Recording)
Fort Gordon, Georgia
Client had just arrived at his new duty station at Fort Gordon Georgia. Not long after arriving, an investigation was opened into an alleged sexual assault and indecent viewing and recording of an alleged victim while stationed at Schofield Barrack’s Hawaii. The alleged victim was the Client’s fiancé. Her original claim was forced sexual acts in a taxicab whilst filming. This case highlights and illustrates the need to have flexible approaches to representation during the investigative stage of a criminal case. In this case, Mr. Jordan chose to be hyper aggressive. Mr. Jordan and his team went out and interviewed witnesses, pressured the government on its lack of evidence and finally prepped and allowed Client to provide a statement via polygraph. One of Mr. Jordan’s stellar paralegals was present for the whole interrogation. Client passed with flying colors. The polygraph plus Mr. Jordan’s aggressive approach to witness interviews during the investigation stage resulted in a no probable cause finding in favor of the Client.
Result: Charges were not Preferred against Client. Investigation closed in favor of the Client
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.