March 13, 2014

FALSE ACCUSATIONS IN A MILITARY SEXUAL ASSAULT CASE:

Chief Serbia testified that he asked her, “Were you raped?” and she replied, “No.”

Text messages and journal entries suggest the affair was loving, passionate and consensual, the defense asserts. One of her diary entries read, “My biggest fear is that there is still something there in his marriage.” In another entry, the captain wrote, “I’m so in love with him and the idea of always being with him that I forget about large factors that would prevent that.”

Meanwhile, there’s reason to suspect that the military was more interested in producing a scalp as evidence that it was taking sexual assault seriously than in doing justice. Christina Hoff Sommers is comparing this to the Duke Lacrosse false-rape case.