An Army general who was sent home early from Afghanistan in May has been charged with forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct and other crimes in an alleged sex scandal involving female subordinates.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair, who was deputy commander of the 82ndAirborne Division in Afghanistan, was also charged with illegally possessing alcohol and pornography while deployed, mistreating subordinates and abusing a government travel charge card.
The Army announced the charges late Wednesday at Ft. Bragg, N.C., home of the 82ndAirborne. Sinclair, a 27-year veteran with two master’s degrees, faces a preliminary hearing, known as an Article 32, to determine whether the charges should proceed to a court-martial. No date was set for the hearing.
Ft. Bragg officials declined to provide details of the charges, which also include filing fraudulent claims. Sinclair was informed of the charges two days ago but was not immediately arrested.