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Army General Maintains Innocence in Sexual Assault Case

Jeffrey Sinclair
James Robinson / AP Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse following a day of motions, Tuesday, March 4, 2014, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair has agreed to admit guilt on three lesser charges, but is refuting the charge of sexual assault after he was accused of forcing a female subordinate to perform oral sex on him and threatening to murder her family if she spoke out

A U.S. Army general accused of forcibly sodomizing a junior female officer has agreed to admit guilt on three criminal charges but maintains he is innocent of sexual assault.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair is accused of forcing a female subordinate to perform oral sex on him and threatening to murder her family if she disclosed the three-year affair, the Associated Press reports.

Sinclair denies he is guilty of sexual assault but will plead guilty to committing adultery, a crime under the Uniform Code of Military Justice, having improper relationships with to other female officers, and possession of pornography in Afghanistan.

[AP]

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