Army Brigadier General, Jeffrey Sinclair was accused before a court of all sorts of sexual misconduct with a junior officer. The army sex case is all set to proceed and the defense says that it is just the Pentagon’s way of acting tough on misdeeds within its ranks.
While the army wants to prosecute a senior rank official for what they think are unforgivable sex crimes, his defense attorney wants to sue the army in return.
He is said to have repeatedly abused a minor in the ranks of the military. And later on he forced the poor junior female officer to keep her mouth shut under the threat that if she didn’t he would kill her.
Meanwhile, the defense has said that this is just the army’s way of bragging about its clean cut image. The accuser’s attorney had already stated that it was nothing but a pack of lies. He started crying and was in a state that was truly pathetic.
The question raised by this act of contrition on the part of the prosecution lawyer is whether he was in his right mind while saying all that he said. It appears he was drunk. If Sinclair is found to be guilty, he will have to face life imprisonment.
It is a complex case and one that has no easy solution. There are those who say that the prosecuting officer who started blabbing and sobbing was not fit to cross paths with a bus. He would have died from sheer suicidal neglect such was his mental and physical condition.
If you hear Sinclair’s side of the story you learn that the sexual hanky-panky he engaged in was not without the junior female officer’s consent. In fact, he claims that the woman who was lower in rank to him actively pursued a clandestine love life with him as her object of desire.
And Sinclair furthermore plainly expressed the fact that he never threatened her or her family. Sinclair is married and has two children. The severity of his crime remains to be weighed in the balance by the law.