My son was DD’d and convicted of sexual assault. No physical evidence, no witnesses, the accuser claimed she blacked out. Even the prosecution’s medical expert said that a black out is a loss of memory not of consciousness. The govt wanted to put him away for 3 years; the jury gave him 60 days.
He was in A school and there was a 48-hour liberty given. A group of Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps personnel decided to get a hotel room and have a party. My son was invited but he didn’t want to sleep on the floor with 7 other people. He told me so a few nights before the party. I told him to get his own room and I would pay for part of it. I sent him money for his own room. At the party he connected with an AF girl. They eventually went with two others to a local club/casino. They partied, danced, made out on the dance floor etc…. My son ended up taking the the girl back to his room….. In the morning they woke up, commented on each others hickeys and stayed in bed together. They then went to the room where the 7 other people had stayed where the girl said to them that she didn’t remember anything. My son was confused and pulled her aside to explain what happened. The prosecutors accused my son of being a predator and that he planned the whole thing. They claimed that the girl was trying to get away from my son while they were at the casino. All hearsay. Anyway, we are in appeal for this but in the mean time he has to register as a sex offender. He is home and working but this has been tough him and us his family. His dreams of a navy career are shattered. In my eyes he did nothing wrong. I am very disappointed in our government for allowing what amounts to witch hunts against so many good young men.