ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A seven-member military panel has found a Naval Academy midshipman guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a female midshipman.

Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond, 20, of Jackson, Miss., was found not guilty of sodomy late Wednesday at a court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard.

Prosecutors said Edmond raped his classmate in her dorm room in October. Edmond testified that the sex was consensual.

Academy officials tell The Capital of Annapolis that Edmond will be expelled.

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

Comments (8)
  1. Kimberly Blackwell says:

    oh yippie ki a expell him um dont ya think he needs to go to jail or get shot i prefer the later

    1. willie says:

      Kimberly, Would you just please die.

  2. sheriff says:

    His life & career are over. I hope it is true. If not this is a great injustice. Women hold all the cards when playing this game.

    1. kendal says:

      not at all true. look at the numbers of sexual assault reports compared to charges, arrests, and convictions. without concrete physical evidence, these things don’t go very far. a woman’s word in the matter means next to nothing

  3. Jack Bartoni says:

    This is a travesty! This mid is totally innocent and was railroaded by the female and now the USNA. I know of this case very well. The woman has several honor violations and is known by her fellow mids to be a liar and has been caught cheating on academics numerous times.
    Yes, they were caught having sex in Bancroft; but she turned and cried rape, when it was nothing of the sort. So it’s her word vs his and the male always loses. Always.

  4. skills says:

    Jack, I don’t think you know as much as you seem to think you do. Her “honor violations” are things on the order of being late and not completing assigned writing. If you truly understood the case, you would realize those types of offenses are part of the development of Mids in their first year. They all have several minor honor violations…

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