facebook
twitter
search
search

Brig. Gen. Sinclair charged with rape

Sept. 26, 2012 at 7:26 PM

FORT BRAGG, N.C., Sept. 26 (UPI) -- Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, based in Fort Bragg, N.C., has been charged with multiple counts of forcible sodomy and adultery, officials said Wednesday.

Sinclair was charged with the rapes just months after his sudden removal from his post in Afghanistan, NBC News reported.

Sinclair, a 27-year veteran of the Army, was relieved of his post in May. He also has been charged with possession of pornography and alcohol, and having inappropriate relationships with female subordinates while in country, NPR reported.

He faces an Article 32 hearing to determine if he should be court-martialed.

Only two generals have been court-martialed in the past 13 years, NBC said.

Related UPI Stories
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting