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January 2011
Tim Bilecki

Sexual Assault Charges in Philippines Dropped After Victim Moved to the US

Aggravated Sexual Assault
Camp Casey, Korea
Army Sergeant E-5
Aggravated Sexual Assault

Maximum Sentence:

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

An Army Sergeant stationed in Korea was accused of rape by a Filipina girl in “The Ville” outside of Camp Casey. After a night of partying and drinking, our client and the girl allegedly went to a hotel and had sexual intercourse. However, when the girl’s fiancé (who was a Soldier stationed in the States) found out, a rape claim was made.

Tim Bilecki, a UCMJ Article 120 military sexual assault attorney in Korea, was retained during the initial investigation with the goal of keeping the charges from being preferred against the client. Immediately after being retained, Bilecki’s team began an independent investigation and learned that the purported victim had, after the alleged incident, moved to the US on a fiancé visa and would have had an extremely difficult time re-entering Korea to testify at trial.

Working with the Special Victim Prosecutor, Bilecki leveraged this information as well as the obvious motive to fabricate evidence. After intense negotiations, no charges were preferred against our client.

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