Naval Academy Weighs Court Martial In Rape Case

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A U.S. Naval Academy officer is deciding whether a midshipman accused of raping another midshipman should be court-martialed, following a day-long hearing punctuated by the victim’s testimony. 

Patrick Edmond is accused of raping a female midshipman in October in the school’s dormitory. Following an investigation by the Naval Criminal Intelligence Service, he was charged last month with rape, sodomy and issuing a false statement. 

Edmond is 19 and from Jackson, Miss. 

A proceeding called an Article 32 hearing was held Monday at the academy to determine if Edmond will face a general court-martial. 

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  • J Grudzien

    If found guilty he should not only be expelled from the Acadamey but serve time.

  • Bob Burke

    If he’s found guilty, it’ll be a travesty of justice. Everyone in that company is behind the guy; they all know the facts. The female has several honor violations and it her that was to be kicked out if she didn’t concoct this story. The male is a star academic student and is even on the supe’s list.

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