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Army General Maintains Innocence in Sexual Assault Case

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

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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