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Not Guilty Despite OSI “Confession”

U.S. v. Air Force E-4 – Minot AFB, North Dakota

Location: Minot AFB, North Dakota
Accused’s Rank: US Air Force E-4
Allegations:  Article 120 UCMJ Rape, Article 129 UCMJ Burglary
Max Punishment: Life in prison, Dishonorable Discharge, Sex Offender Registration

Court Martial Case Summary:

Air Force military defense attorneysOur client, an Air Force E-4 stationed at Minot AFB, North Dakota, faced severe allegations of breaking into the home of a female he had just met that day and raping her while she was unconscious. This case was particularly challenging because the alleged victim and her friends testified that she was very drunk, vomiting, unable to walk, and unconscious. Additionally, it was claimed that our client confessed to the crimes and apologized the next day.

Military defense lawyer Michael Waddington defended the Airmen. They were also assisted by the renowned forensic psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Younggren. During jury selection, it became evident that the jury pool was biased, comprising several jurors who were either sexual assault victims themselves or had close family members who were.

One juror was a sexual assault victim advocate, and another was in law enforcement. Despite these challenges, our team of skilled court martial lawyers successfully reduced the jury to five impartial members and proceeded with the defense in front of an enlisted panel.

Result:

Not Guilty of all charges and specifications

This outcome highlights the expertise and dedication of our military defense lawyers at Gonzalez & Waddington. It showcases their ability to navigate complex cases and secure justice for our clients.

Call 1-800-921-8607 to speak with one of our court martial defense lawyers.

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