WALL-WALL COURT-MARTIAL COVERAGE
"VICTIM" SENT NAVY SEAL ACCUSED OF RAPE AND
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NORFOLK NAVAL STATION, VA. -- Is this a case of a spurned girl friend seeking revenge? That's the way it looks to some in the court room here, where a Navy SEAL and chief petty officer has been accused of kidnapping and rape.
If convicted, Stephen Varanko could get life in prison at the Leavenworth D.B.
The special warfare operator, stationed with Reconnaissance Team Two at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story (Virginia Beach, Va.) denies he forced the female sailor to have sex with him. In fact, she admitted on the witness stand that the pair had enjoyed "consensual" relations prior to the alleged sexual assault.
ACCUSER'S CREDIBILITY SHATTERED
Varanko's defense team shot holes in the accuser's story by entering into evidence a video tape made by her two weeks after the so-called attack took place in which she professes her "love" for the man she is now trying to put behind bars for the rest of his life.
Her already shaky credibility was further eroded by several handwritten notes sent to the Navy chief "post sexual assault" pleading with him to be "my one and only love, forever."
Only the two persons involved in the incident know for sure what really happened on the evening of Feb. 26, 2015 when Varanko and his alleged "victim" were attending training together in Kentucky.
ALL THE FACTS THAT "FIT"
The couple agree that they had dinner at a Mexican-style restaurant and then visited a strip club. The female sailor.acknowledged having "consensual sex" with the CPO afterwards, but then claimed the date turned ugly.
She told NCIS Varanko spotted a message to her on her cell phone from another man and that is when - according to her story - he became "enraged" and threatened her life. The "kidnapping" and "rape" supposedly occurred right after the blow-up. Why the "victim" waited so long to go to the authorities has not been fully explained.
As shaky as the serious charges seem, in the present political atmosphere, where certain members of Congress are "grandstanding" on this issue before the TV cameras, the fact is that Varanko would be put on trial no matter what the evidence showed Let's hope justice will be done, not revenge achieved, and one of America's top warriors not be tossed behind bars because of political correctness or "conviction" quotas.
|NAVY SEAL FACES LIFE IN PRISON WITHOUT
PAROLE - CPO STEPHEN VARANKO HAS BEEN
CHARGED WITH KIDNAPPING AND RAPE
FEMALE "VICTIM" SAYS ALLEGED ATTACKER
TRIED TO STRANGLE HER - VIRGINIA BEACH-BASED
CHIEF SET TO BE COURT-MARTIALED AT
NORFOLK LATER ON THIS MONTH