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.
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.
The closely-watched sexual assault case against Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is coming to a close. As we've discussed, last week the presiding judge summarily dismissed the jury in favor of plea negotiations, and the case moved forward quickly this week to sentencing.
Defense attorneys in a sexual misconduct case involving a senior Army officer say that their client is not getting a fair shake, and they point to a number of recent development to buttress their contentions.
Allegations of sexual assault at the nation’s military academies have put those institutions under a strong spotlight in recent years, with numerous media articles chronicling policies and outcomes that have been widely criticized in many instances.