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 5-Year Member

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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 10-Year Member

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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.
     
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    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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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 10-Year Member

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    Correction: coercion.
     
  6. LineInTheSand

    LineInTheSand USCGA 2006 5-Year Member

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    That's what my classmate got popped for when the rape charges didn't stick...
     
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    usnabgo08 USNA 2008/BGO 10-Year Member

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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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