Rape, Assault Consummated by Battery, Assault on a Minor Charges | Case Results

Location: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii Rank: Army, E-5
Charges: Rape, Assault Consummated by Battery, Assault on a Minor Result: Not guilty of all charges

Maximum Sentence:

  • Dishonorable Discharge
  • Life in confinement
  • Total forfeiture
  • Reduction to E-1
  • Federal felony conviction
  • Sex offender registration

In yet another case involving a full confession, our client was charged with abusing his children and raping his wife, the latter of which he confessed to during a CID interrogation. In order to help ensure a conviction, the Army brought in its Special Victim Prosecutor to try the case. We utilized our in-house paralegal investigator to conduct an independent investigation, including obtaining as much information as possible on the alleged victim to discover her motives for making the allegation and potentially use them against her in trial. At trial, Mrs. Hyatt conducted a grueling cross-examination of the alleged victim, which we believe showed that she fabricated her allegation in order to gain leverage against our client in an upcoming divorce in which child custody was a hotly contested issue.

In order to win the trial, however, we had to directly address the written and audio-taped “confession”. Mr. Bilecki cross-examined the law-enforcement officer who took the confession until he admitted that our client had spent the majority of the interrogation proclaiming his innocence before finally breaking down and giving a “confession”.

After nearly a week of trial, the panel came back with a verdict of not guilty of all charges and specifications.

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