Friday, May 20, 2011

Naval Academy Rape Case Referred to Trial

The convening authority has referred sexual assault charges against a midshipman at the US Naval Academy to a general court-martial.  Patrick Edmond is accused of rape, sodomy (presumably non-consensual, although it's possible to charge consensual under Article 125, UCMJ), and "issuing a false statement" (making a false official statement sounds more like it).  The acts are alleged to have taken place in an academy dormitory.

In other Naval Academy news, spice use has ended the careers of 2 more students, bringing to 15 the total expelled for spice use this school year.