Wrongful Sexual Contact, Indecent Acts, Fraternization Charges | Case Results

Case Results

  • One-grade reduction for fraternization
  • Not guilty on all other charges 

Location

  • Yongsan, Korea

Branch of Military and Rank 

  • E-9

Charges:

Maximum Punishment:

  • DD
  • 9 years confinement
  • Total forfeiture
  • Reduction to E-1
  • Federal felony conviction
  • Sex offender registration
  • Loss of retirement

CSM was initially charged with wrongful sexual contact, indecent acts and fraternization, following an incident that took place between him and his driver inside their vehicle. The driver was bragging about the size of his penis and trying to “prove it” by revealing himself to the CSM.

Exasperated, CSM grabbed the E- 4’s ACU trousers and tugged on his boxer shorts, telling him to cut it out and “put it away.” The driver subsequently claimed that the CSM sexually assaulted him numerous times in the vehicle.

From the outset of proceedings, the prosecution overcharged, seeking jail time and a Bad Conduct Discharge, potentially costing the CSM a 1.4 million dollar retirement.

The client pled guilty to a lesser included offense of fraternization and was found not guilty on all other charges.

Client received only a one-grade reduction.

Results:

  • One-grade reduction for fraternization
  • Not guilty on all other charges 
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