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Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

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From page A10 | November 07, 2012 | 1 Comment

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army captain testified Tuesday that her commanding general initiated a sexual affair during a combat tour in Iraq and threatened to kill her and her family if she told anyone.

The woman said Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was extremely controlling, even telling her how much water to drink and when and where she could use the bathroom during a later combat tour in Afghanistan.

She said she repeatedly tried to end the relationship and asked Sinclair, a married man, for a transfer.

On two occasions, she testified the general ended such conversations by exposing himself and physically forcing her to perform oral sex. The Associated Press does not identify victims of alleged sexual assaults.

When a prosecutor asked if Sinclair should have been able to tell that she did not want to participate, the captain responded: “Yes, I was crying.”

The woman testified on the second day of a military hearing at Fort Bragg on whether there was enough evidence to court-martial Sinclair on charges including forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct and engaging in inappropriate relationships.

It is a rare criminal case against a general and the details from the hearing are the first public narrative of the alleged offenses that prosecutors say involved a total of five women: four of them military subordinates and one a civilian.

During the testimony, the woman often broke down in tears as she recounted their 3-year relationship. As she spoke, Sinclair repeatedly rolled his eyes, sighed audibly and stared at his former aide from the defense table as she sobbed. She did not look back at him.

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  • RichNovember 06, 2012 - 3:31 pm

    They just convicted an Air Force Colonel pilot at Aviano Air Base in Northern Italy based solely on a woman's complaint and sole testimony. The Colonel's wife even testified that she was there and an unwanted advance didn't happen. You know what website to see the details at and it's not the Air Force Times. I don't buy this woman's story about General Sinclair. All Officers are supposed to possess qualities of strength and resilience no matter what their gender is. I don't see those attributes in this female Captain. Whiny, weak, fake victim,--- if she was comitting adultery so as to seek promotion (see the website I'm not allowed to mention here) then she is just as guilty in the "play for pay" scheme that seems to plague so many flag officer's commands. The most costliest and penultimate case like this one is being hidden on Travis AFB. I'm not allowed to mention her name but she's cost you hundreds of millions in higher base payments in Kyrgyzstan, damaged the war effort by slandering the host nation, faked her own kidnapping, lying, conduct unbecoming, adultery, pension and social security disability fraud, etc. She essentially along with the Air Force criminal investigators, the OSI, (her husband is one of their thugs) blackmailed the Air Force leadership. They falsified a report of investigation that totally counters the videos weve seen and the Kyrgyz government report of investigation that wev'e seen too! I certainly hope the Daily Republic allows me to say all of this without being censored.

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