2 more USAFA cadets charged with sexual misconduct

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  1. Luigi59

    Luigi59 Banned

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    Tuesday Sep 18, 2012

    http://www.csindy.com/IndyBlog/archives/2012/09/19/academy-cadets-charged-with-sex-crimes

     
  2. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Just remember, as far as UCMJ is concerned, sodomy is anything non-vaginal (including oral sex).

    Of course, with the repeal of DADT since my departure, I'm not sure if that's still true, but it used to be....
     
  3. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    There is no change in the definition of sodomy (the same as you posted). The laws on consensual sodomy in the UCMJ haven't held legal standing since Lawrence v Texas. As far as I know, DADT repeal had no impact on the laws regarding sodomy as no change was needed with that Supreme Court case. Legally, I think they use sodomy as a definition of the type of assault. In these cases, it's probably forced oral sex.
     
  4. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    Not always physical force. A perceived threat as in "you did something wrong last summer, and if you don't do this... people could find out".
     
  5. hornetguy

    hornetguy USAFA Cadet

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    Correction: coercion.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006

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    That's what my classmate got popped for when the rape charges didn't stick...
     
  7. usnabgo08

    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO

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    FYSA, in response to Lawrence vs. Texas, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces came up with a three-pronged test on consensual sodomy.

    http://www.armfor.uscourts.gov/newcaaf/digest/IIIA51.htm
     

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