FORT BRAGG MASTER SGT GETS BUST TO PVT
PLUS BAD CONDUCT DISCHARGE AND TWO YEARS
IN PRISON - ARMY NCO CLEARED ON PHONY "RAPE"
CHARGE - SEX WAS "CONSENSUAL" WITNESSES
SAY - CALL FEMALE ACCUSER "UNTRUTHFUL AND
VINDICTIVE" - POLITICAL CORRECTNESS PREVAILS
AS GEN ROBERT WAGNER DISREGARDS HIS OWN
INVESTIGATING OFFICER'S RECOMMENDATION NOT
ENOUGH EVIDENCE FOR RAPE CHARGE - DEMANDS
CASE GO TO COURT-MARTIAL ANYWAY - IS TOP
BRASS HAT "BUCKING FOR A FOURTH STAR" IN A
HILLARY CLINTON ADMINISTRATION?
The skids were greased for a Fort Bragg master sergeant who, while guilty of "consensual sex" with a female soldier, got a far more serious sentence when a top general at the Army post disregarded his own investigating officer's recommendation there was not enough evidence to proceed to court-martial on a "rape" charge.
Lt. Gen. Robert Wagner, commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command, demanded M/Sgt Roland Perez face trial on the phony rape accusation, which proved to be without substantiation. That was little solace to Perez, who was found guilty of "assault," and having an "inappropriate relationship" with the female trainee.
The senior NCO was busted all the way down to private, given a bad conduct discharge, and sent to prison for two years. Perez's once-promising career lay in ruins. The private who charged him, and lied under oath as to the "rape," went unpunished and is now out of the Army.
PEREZ DESERVED TO BE BUSTED, BUT A BCD AND THE ROCKPILE TOO MUCH
Don't get us wrong. We here at MilitaryCorruption.com feel the master sergeant deserved to be busted - at least two or three stripes and fined over a span of six months - but the punishment Perez received does not fit the crime. He got hammered because of "command influence" by a top general who may be bucking for a fourth star if Hillary Clinton becomes President.
As Republican chances to keep the White House fade and brass hats assess their future in an even more "politically-correct" Army than exists now, word is out to genuflect in Sen. Clinton's direction in case she becomes the next commander-in-chief.
Observers at the Fort Bragg court-martial report the "victim" met Perez at a local hotspot, the Big Apple, a nightclub just off post on Yadkin Road.
Witnesses testified the female had a "consensual" sexual affair with the sergeant. They also described her as "untrustworthy" and "vindictive."
RETALIATION AFTER THE AFFAIR WAS ENDED
Defense attorney Todd Conormon said the young woman had become "romantically attached" to the sergeant and turned bitter when the NCO "broke off" the relationship. The lawyer also pointed out, despite making the false rape charge, the alleged victim never once testified she'd ever said "no" to the veteran noncom.
Under Army regulations, a female must, at least once, tell her alleged abuser "no" before even a complaint of "sexual harassment" can be legitimately filed. In this case, the accuser claimed "rape" had taken place. If found guilty on that charge, Perez could have gone to prison for the rest of his life.
As is, he was found guilty of having sex with the trainee, an "inappropriate" relationship with a second woman, and allegedly verbally "mistreating" a third female soldier.
The hard-charging NCO, who once aspired to make sergeant-major, is now a convicted sex offender. Besides loss of his pension and all benefits, the former E-8 will have a hard time indeed finding a good-paying job on the outside once his prison time is up.
That's a chilling fact most other sergeants at Fort Bragg are now very well aware of.