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The Cannibal Rapist

The Cannibal Rapist

You cannot make this stuff up!

U.S. v. Air Force E-4 – Eglin AFB, Florida

Location: Eglin AFB, Florida
Accused’s Rank: US Air Force E-4
Allegations:  Article 120 UCMJ Rape,  Article 128 UCMJ Aggravated Assault, Article 115 UCMJ Communicating a Threat
Max Punishment: Life in prison, Dishonorable Discharge, Sex Offender Registration

Court Martial Case Summary:

Air Force Military Defehse lawyers court martial attorneysOur client, an Air Force E-4, was accused of violently raping, choking, and threatening an Air Force Security Forces/Policewoman. After the alleged rape, he supposedly showed her a music video depicting a woman being raped, killed, and eaten, allegedly as a threat to keep her quiet. She claimed that she was terrified that he would rape, kill, and eat her like the man in the video.

The supposed “victim” was highly persuasive and could cry on demand. She was an attractive female that was very emotional and manipulative. She had the entire OSJA office, the victim advocates, the prosecutors, and the entourage of SARC/SAPR personnel that followed her around, believing that she was the biggest victim of all and that our client was a sadistic rapist.

We believed that the alleged victim was lying. Now, we had to prove it.

Based on our investigation and the personal opinion of attorney Michael Waddington, the alleged victim demonstrated a lot of tendencies of a person with Borderline Personality Disorder and Histrionic Personality Disorder. Below are some of the criteria for BPD and HPD according to the DSM-5.

Symptoms of Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)

  1. Intense Fear of Abandonment: Extreme efforts to avoid real or imagined abandonment.
  2. Unstable Relationships: Alternating between idealization and devaluation of others (often called “splitting”).
  3. Identity Disturbance: •Markedly and persistently unstable self-image or sense of self.
  4. Impulsivity: Engaging in potentially self-damaging behaviors (e.g., spending sprees, substance abuse, reckless driving).
  5. Emotional Instability: Intense episodic dysphoria, irritability, or anxiety usually lasting a few hours and only rarely more than a few days.
  6. Chronic Feelings of Emptiness: Persistent feelings of emptiness or boredom.
  7. Inappropriate, Intense Anger: Difficulty controlling anger, frequent displays of temper.
  8. Stress-Related Paranoid Thoughts or Severe Dissociative Symptoms: Transient, stress-related paranoid ideation or severe dissociative symptoms.

Symptoms of Histrionic Personality Disorder (HPD)

  1. Excessive Emotionality and Attention-Seeking: A pattern of excessive emotionality and attention-seeking behavior.
  2. Uncomfortable When Not the Center of Attention: Feeling uncomfortable or unappreciated when not the center of attention.
  3. Inappropriate Seductive or Provocative Behavior: Interacting with others inappropriately in sexually seductive or provocative ways.
  4. Rapidly Shifting and Shallow Emotions: Displaying rapidly shifting and shallow expression of emotions.
  5. Uses Physical Appearance to Draw Attention: Consistently using physical appearance to draw attention to oneself.
  6. Impressionistic and Vague Speech: Style of speech that is excessively impressionistic and lacking in detail.
  7. Exaggerated, Theatrical Emotional Expression: Showing self-dramatization, theatricality, and exaggerated expression of emotion.
  8. Suggestibility: Being easily influenced by others or circumstances.
  9. Considers Relationships to Be More Intimate Than They Are: Considering relationships to be more intimate than they are.

Our client maintained his innocence throughout the case. The Air Force brought in its best and most aggressive female sex assault prosecutor, often referred to as Nancy Grace of the Air Force. This prosecutor is one of the best in the military. In response, the defense assembled a Dream Team of its own.

Mr. Waddington mounted their defense by extensively investigating the alleged victim. They uncovered that she was the ex-girlfriend of the accused and that they continued to have consensual sex after the alleged rape. The team found Facebook messages where she joked about being raped and other damaging evidence. Furthermore, it was revealed that she did not cry rape until after the accused dumped her and started seeing another woman. Initially, she claimed to be pregnant in an attempt to get back together with the accused. When he refused, she accused him of rape.

The defense also presented testimonies from several other airmen whom the victim had falsely accused of sexual assault and later recanted. The “victim” took the witness stand and lied about all of the above facts, unaware that the defense had proof and her Facebook records. She also claimed that after the alleged rape, she was forced to watch the disturbing video. However, the defense proved that she attended a rock concert by the band that made the video and posted pictures of it on Facebook after the alleged incident.

RESULT: ALL CHARGES WERE DISMISSED. The “victim” remains in the Air Force and will likely falsely accuse someone else soon. This case demonstrates the command’s fear of women who falsely claim to be sexual assault victims. She should be court-martialed for perjury and making false official statements. Instead, she continues to receive preferential treatment.

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