Whenever a person is accused of a sex crime, intense scrutiny is applied. In addition to negative media attention, entire communities can turn against a person even before a trial has taken place.
The various branches of the military regularly release material information regarding courts-martial activity, with a Navy log of relevant data being disseminated to the public just last week.
Media pundits looking for a high-profile military story have most decidedly found one, with the recent prisoner exchange between American authorities and the Taliban qualifying in every material respect.
As has been noted in past select blog posts and by a continuing stream of media articles over the past few months, a number of national legislators have been hammering hard on the military. Their central allegation is that too many servicemembers are committing crimes and being unpunished by military authorities.