December 13, 1997 |
Conspiracy theorists who have tired of the Kennedy assassination or Princess Diana's fatal car crash may wish to turn their attention to a trial now unfolding in Berlin. In a stately courtroom here, a judge must decide who was to blame for the 1986 bombing of La Belle disco, a favorite of U.S. soldiers stationed in West Berlin. Two GIs and a Turkish woman died in the bombing, and more than 200 other people were injured. The Reagan administration blamed Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi and sent U.S.
June 13, 1997 |
An Army sergeant was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday after being convicted of rape of a subordinate, indecent assault and three counts of forcible sodomy. The military court found Sgt. Paul Fuller, 25, of Columbus, Ohio, guilty of mistreating five female recruits. It also ordered a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances and demotion to the lowest grade.
June 10, 1997 |
A U.S. Army sergeant accused of raping or sexually harassing female recruits went on trial in the second military court proceedings to examine allegations of sexual abuse at a Darmstadt training center. Sgt. Paul Fuller, 25, is charged with 17 counts, including rape and attempted rape. The court last week cleared Sgt. 1st Class Julius Davis of six rape charges but convicted him of multiple counts of indecent assault.
June 6, 1997 |
A U.S. military jury here cleared an Army sergeant Thursday of rape and sodomy charges but found him guilty on multiple counts of indecent assault in the first conviction at a foreign base since the Army launched a worldwide probe of sexual harassment within its ranks. Sgt.
June 3, 1997 |
Although the U.S. military establishment has insisted that the sex scandal at a training facility in Aberdeen, Md., is an aberration, a court-martial that opened here Monday offers troubling echoes: Three sergeants are accused of sexually harassing and abusing female soldiers under their command who participated in an orientation program upon their arrival in Europe.
February 21, 1997 |
Amid fresh signs that the Army's sexual-harassment scandal is reaching ever deeper, the Pentagon disclosed Thursday that the commander of an Army training center in Darmstadt, Germany, has been reassigned because of sexual-misconduct allegations. The change of assignment for 1st Sgt. George Watlington is especially serious for the Army because he topped the chain of command at the center and was on a team investigating charges by 11 women that rocked the facility last week.