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Here’s an update on the lieutenant that was raped and ordered to report for duty. She was going to be charged for going AWOL after two weeks if she didn’t report to the Mississippi base where her assailant was still on duty. I wrote a Daily Kos diary on this, if you want background. It looks the fellow lieutenant is going to be charged. Finally.

An Army lieutenant will face a hearing next week into allegations he raped a fellow soldier in Mississippi, military officials said Saturday.

Michael R. Hall of the 278th Regimental Combat Team will appear at an Article 32 hearing, similar to a civilian court grand jury hearing, on Tuesday at Camp Shelby, Miss.

The hearing will consider charges of rape, conduct unbecoming an officer and adultery, Lt. Col. Richard Steele said.

The alleged victim, also a lieutenant, said she was raped in August by a fellow officer in the Tennessee-based combat team, which was training at Camp Shelby. The soldiers are among the New Jersey National Guard members who belong to the combat team.

…The woman has requested an immediate discharge, according to her attorney

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