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US army general's accuser gives tearful account of alleged sex crimes

Published on Mar 8, 2014 5:19 PM
 
US Army Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse at Ft. Bragg in Fayetteville, North Carolina, on March 4, 2014. A US army general twice forced a female captain to engage in oral sex when she tried to break off their illicit sexual relationship during their deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, the woman said during an emotional account on Friday, March 7, 2014, at his military trial. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (REUTERS) - A US army general twice forced a female captain to engage in oral sex when she tried to break off their illicit sexual relationship during their deployment in Afghanistan in 2011, the woman said during an emotional account on Friday at his military trial.

The junior officer testified that Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair grabbed her by the back of the neck and sexually assaulted her after she tried to explain she was fed up with their adulterous affair and needed to move on.

"He pushed me down," she said through tears. "I felt like I had no control at all over my own body." Her allegations are the basis of a forcible sodomy charge that could send the 51-year-old general to prison for life.

Sinclair is also accused of grabbing her genitalia against her will and of having sex with her in public places, including a parking lot in Germany and military offices in Afghanistan.

 
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