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Dump the Prosecutor’s Paralegal & You’ll be Charged With Rape!

Dump the Prosecutor’s Paralegal & You’ll be Charged With Rape!

U.S. v. Army E-6 – Fort Polk, LA/JRTC

Don’t dump the prosecutor’s paralegal… or you’ll be charged with rape!

Allegations: DOUBLE RAPE, 2 VICTIMS
Max Punishment: 2 LIFE SENTENCES
Result: NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES
Discharge: NONE
Location: Fort Polk, LA & Kandahar, Afghanistan
Branch/Rank: Army/E-6

Army Court Martial Lawyers Fort PolkSummary: Our client, a Combat Engineer, was accused of raping two women (a US Army soldier/JAG Paralegal and one British citizen). Later, the prosecution claimed that he sexually assaulted two additional people, for a total of four alleged victims. He faced 14 different allegations, over 100 years in prison, and sex offender registration. Mr. Waddington and CPT Brian Greco defended this case.

Our theory:

The two primary victims have scorned ex-lovers out for revenge.

This trial was like an episode of Dr. Phil mixed with Jerry Springer. In and out of court, there was crying, lying, and a lot of drama. We had a local stripper in the audience, a bunch of British witnesses who hated each other, and the British victim kept accusing the defense of intimidation because we were laughing with our client outside of court at the smoke pit, which was wholly authorized.

She peeped out the window and was offended by us laughing. The prosecutor then scolded us for laughing publicly and asked us to stay hidden.  Our response was to laugh even louder.

The Court Martial

When the trial began, the prosecutor was crying during her opening statement while pointing at my client and calling him a rapist.

The two alleged rape victims took 3-4 hours EACH to tell their stories. It was painfully boring. The prosecutor kept asking, “How did you feel?” about every minor detail of the case.  While how they “felt” was irrelevant, the defense intentionally did

not object.

Instead, we let them blab on to the point where the jury stopped listening. Ninety minutes into their testimony, the jury stopped paying attention, and some jurors fell asleep. Few people can pay attention to 4 hours of fake sobbing. After the first box of tissues, the jury tuned her out.

On cross-examination, these witnesses were quickly cut to shreds when confronted with lie after lie. After impeaching her with numerous blatant lies, one victim’s neck (the JAG paralegal) started to twitch. It would have been amusing, but for the fact that our client sat falsely accused of heinous crimes.

During Mr. Waddington’s closing argument, the paralegal “victim” brought her husband into the court to watch. When Mr. Waddington talked about all of her lying and cheating, she ran out of the courtroom in tears in the middle of the closing. She never told her husband about her love affair with my client or the fact that she was bragging about my client’s sexual prowess to fellow soldiers while she was with her husband.

The jury deliberated for about 60 minutes. The defense witnesses went out to party, and Mr. Waddington went to his hotel to rest for his next case the following Monday in Norfolk, VA.

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