Sexual Assault of three minors and other charges for an Army O-3

January 2018
Location: Schofield Barracks , Hawaii Rank: Army O-3
Charges: Sexual Assault of three minors, providing alcohol to a minor and false official statement. Result: Not guilty of charges involving two of the three minors, guilty of charges related to one of the minors. Sentenced to 2 years and a dismissal.

In a very complicated case involving DNA, serology and forensic psychologists, our client was charged with sexually assaulting three pre-teenagers, including two minors who were in his care as well as their friend, who was a neighbor. In what was essentially a “#MeToo” case, Mr. Bilecki fully contested the case in front of a jury and was able to show that the second and third pre-teens who made allegations against our client had fabricated their stories. Our client, however, was convicted of the sexual assault involving the neighbor’s daughter, likely based on DNA evidence found during a sexual assault forensic examination. The jury sentenced our client to two years confinement, which was significantly less than any pre-trial agreement offered by the government. This case is an example of why you fight cases, even when the evidence appears overwhelming. The final result was significantly better than just accepting the government’s pre-trial agreement which would have involved pleading guilty to all three alleged sexual assaults and serving a significantly longer prison sentence.

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