Aggravated Sexual Assault, Wrongful Sexual Contact Charges | Case Results

Location: MCAS Iwakuni, Japan Rank: E-5
Charges: Aggravated Sexual Assault, Wrongful Sexual Contact Result: Sexual assault dropped to special Court-Martialed after 32

Maximum Sentence:

  • DD, 31 years confinement
  • Total forfeiture
  • Reduction to E-1
  • Federal felony conviction
  • Sex offender registration

Our client, a Sailor, was charged with sexual assault, and Bilecki Law Group was retained almost immediately after the allegations were made. Because we were brought on early in the case, we had time to conduct our own investigation.

Based on our findings, we were able to negotiate with the prosecutors, keep the charges from being referred to a General Court-Martial (as is standard practice in the military for sexual assault cases), and instead have the case referred to a Special Court-Martial.

This alone reduced the client’s exposure from 31 years confinement and a Dishonorable Discharge to only 1 year and a Bad Conduct Discharge. Due to other contractual and financial matters, we were not retained to try this case; however, it remained at only a Special Court-Martial.