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October 2011
Tim Bilecki

Marine’s Apology Letter to Alleged Victim Used Against Him, Bilecki Intervenes

Sexual Assault, Adultery, Communicating a Threat
MCAS Iwakuni, Japan
Marine Corps Corporal - E-4
Not guilty of all sexual assault charges, adultery and violation of a lawful order resolved at Summary Court Martial.

A Marine Corps Corporal stationed at MCAS Iwakuni, Japan was charged with multiple specifications of sexual assault, communicating a threat, adultery, false official statements, and violation of a lawful order for patronizing an off-limits establishment.

After the alleged sexual assault, NCIS agents tricked the Marine into drafting an “apology letter” to the alleged victim under the premise that an apology letter would keep him from getting charged. However, the letter was instead turned over to the prosecutors and used against him as an admission. Court-martial charges followed and the Marine retained sexual assault court martial defenseH lawyer Tim Bilecki as civilian defense counsel.

Once retained, we conducted our own investigation and learned that the alleged victim in this case was a liar and mentally unstable. We took an aggressive stance and fully litigated the Article 32 hearing, exposing her as a deceptive liar with a motive to fabricate the allegations. After the Article 32, the alleged victim backed down and no longer wanted to go forward with the case, and the charges were dropped to a Summary Court Martial.

Mr. Bilecki flew to MCAS Iwakuni, Japan to represent our client at the Summary Court Martial, where the Marine was found not guilty of all sexual assault charges. He was found guilty of adultery and violation of the lawful order but sentenced only to a reduction in rank.

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