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May 2013
Tim Bilecki

Sailor Admits Over-Clothes Touching a Sleeping Victim, Bilecki Secures Plea Deal

Sexual Assault
Camp Lester, Okinawa
US Navy Corpsman – E-3
Sexual assault resolved at a summary court martial. No federal conviction. No sex offender registration.

A Navy Corpsman stationed in Okinawa was charged with sexually assaulting a female Marine on the couch of the barrack’s dayroom after a night of drinking and partying in Naha, Okinawa.

The alleged victim was married at the time to another Marine, and when it appeared she might get caught by her husband or by the Marine Corps, she claimed that she was sexually assaulted by the Corpsman.

This is another case where a young service member thought he could talk his way out of trouble by giving his side of the story to NCIS, believing they actually cared about finding the truth.

The Corpsman submitted to an NCIS interrogation and made admissions to touching the alleged victim over her clothes after falling asleep on her lap while watching a movie. Regardless of the fact that there was no actual sex between the Corpsman and the alleged victim because she stated that she was intoxicated, it was all eyes on the accused and none on the accuser. The Sailor was criminally charged with sexual assault, and no action whatsoever was taken against the married female Marine.

Given the admissions made to NCIS, as well as the potential requirement to register as a sex offender if convicted at a court martial, Mr. Bilecki was able to negotiate a deal where the prosecution agreed to withdraw all of the charges against our client in exchange for a Summary Court Martial and an Administrative Separation Board waiver. This allowed our client to walk away from the charges and the Navy without a conviction or sex offender registration.

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