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April 15, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A succession of women made public for the first time Monday their accusations against the noncommissioned officer portrayed as the worst offender in the Army's widening sex scandal, but their testimony may have inflicted its heaviest damage on the reputation of the service itself. As they described rapes and assaults allegedly committed by Staff Sgt. Delmar G.
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May 16, 1998 | From the Baltimore Sun
Military identification cards and the equipment used to create them have been stolen from the Army's personnel office at Ft. Meade in Maryland, investigators and military sources said Friday. The equipment could create bogus cards that would be approved by the gatehouses of military bases around the world. In the past, blank ID cards stolen from military bases have been used in rings that cashed stolen checks at military bases.
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April 25, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As a court-martial jury began deliberating the principal case in the Army's sexual-misconduct scandal, an attorney for the accused drill sergeant warned Thursday that a rape conviction would invite a flood of unfounded sex harassment charges from women and destroy Army discipline. An attorney for Staff Sgt.
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March 22, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Army is investigating claims that its own investigators coerced witnesses and targeted only blacks, including the service's former top enlisted man, for sexual-misconduct prosecution, a newspaper reported. Acting Army Secretary Robert M. Walker has ordered the Army's inspector general, Lt. Gen. Larry R. Jordan, to conduct the investigation, The Baltimore Sun reported.
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November 26, 1996 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Cecelia Marie Port, a former civilian guard at Aberdeen Proving Ground who sued the Army after being sexually harassed on the job has settled her case for $60,000, a lawyer for the Army said. The Army has acknowledged that Port, 43, of Abingdon, Md., was sexually harassed in 1992 and 1993 and that her superiors knew of the harassment but failed to stop it, court records show. The settlement comes amid a far-reaching investigation into sexual misconduct.
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June 26, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A married Army sergeant charged Wednesday that the Army's chief enlisted man carried on a furtive relationship with her, then sexually assaulted her in his home while she was eight and a half months pregnant. Appearing before an Army pre-trial hearing, Sgt. Christine Roy described how Gene C. McKinney, the sergeant major of the Army, had befriended her at a golf tournament, then four months later committed an act that made her "feel like trash--I felt used."
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November 14, 1996 | From Times Wire Services
A drill sergeant who had sex with three female recruits got five months in prison and a bad-conduct discharge Wednesday in the first sentencing stemming from the burgeoning Army sex scandal. Sgt. Loren B. Taylor, 29, pleaded guilty a day earlier to breaking the ban on sex between commanders and subordinates, having consensual sex with three female recruits and trying to have sex with another. Two other instructors at Ft. Leonard Wood face similar charges.
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April 30, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Army drill sergeant was found guilty Tuesday of 18 counts of rape against six women in the cornerstone case of the military's sexual-misconduct scandal. Staff Sgt. Delmar G. Simpson, 32, faces a maximum of life in prison for each rape count. His ultimate sentence is difficult to predict, however, legal experts said, because of the wide latitude military appeals courts have in reconsidering jury judgments.
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March 22, 1998 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Army is investigating claims that its own investigators coerced witnesses and targeted only blacks, including the service's former top enlisted man, for sexual-misconduct prosecution, a newspaper reported. Acting Army Secretary Robert M. Walker has ordered the Army's inspector general, Lt. Gen. Larry R. Jordan, to conduct the investigation, The Baltimore Sun reported.
NEWS
May 12, 1989
Three high-ranking civilian managers at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground near Baltimore were sentenced to three years' probation each for illegally disposing of hazardous chemical wastes in a case that has riveted the attention of environmentalists and federal employees nationwide. U.S. District Judge John R. Hargrove brushed aside urgings by prosecutors that the three be jailed and fined $15,000 each. The case marked the first time federal officials have been convicted of routinely violating federal environmental laws.
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August 15, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
The Army dropped rape charges against a drill sergeant, reducing to one the number of soldiers successfully prosecuted for rape in the Army's investigation of sexual misconduct at Aberdeen Proving Ground. Military prosecutors also announced that they were dismissing several other charges against Staff Sgt. Herman Gunter, 30.
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July 31, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
An exhaustive Army investigation into sexual harassment in the military has confirmed many of the findings of a congressional probe that criticized the way drill sergeants are screened, a congresswoman said. Rep. Tillie K. Fowler (R-Fla.) was one of three House members briefed by two Army generals on the survey, which covered 59 Army installations and 35,000 soldiers.
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June 27, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the Army's top enlisted man Thursday began building their rebuttal to charges by a woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct, portraying her as a disappointed job seeker trying to sell a deeply flawed tale. In an Army pretrial hearing, lawyers for Sgt. Major of the Army Gene C. McKinney attempted to establish that Sgt. Christine Roy's allegations were aimed at exacting revenge for McKinney's failure to deliver a staff job that he had once promised her.
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June 26, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A married Army sergeant charged Wednesday that the Army's chief enlisted man carried on a furtive relationship with her, then sexually assaulted her in his home while she was eight and a half months pregnant. Appearing before an Army pre-trial hearing, Sgt. Christine Roy described how Gene C. McKinney, the sergeant major of the Army, had befriended her at a golf tournament, then four months later committed an act that made her "feel like trash--I felt used."
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May 28, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Army prosecutors dropped the final rape charge in a wide-ranging investigation of sexual misconduct at the Aberdeen Proving Ground. Although the charge against Staff Sgt. Vernell Robinson Jr. was dropped, the Ordnance Center and School trainer faces a court-martial on 20 other counts including indecent assault, adultery and communicating a threat.
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May 6, 1997 | From Associated Press
A drill sergeant facing life in prison for raping six female trainees apologized to his victims and his family Monday. "After I started down this path, I became blind to my inability to live by the moral values I learned from childhood," Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson said. Simpson apologized to his wife, Juliet, his fellow drill sergeants and his victims. "I apologize to the trainees who believe I brought them harm," he said. "I was your drill sergeant, and I failed you."
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April 8, 1997 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
A former drill instructor pleaded guilty to having sex with 11 trainees in violation of Army rules but denied charges he raped eight women under his command. Staff Sgt. Delmar Simpson, 32, said he had sex with subordinates in his office, his home and at a hotel on another military base. In most cases, he said, the sex was initiated either by the woman or by both partners.
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June 27, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Attorneys for the Army's top enlisted man Thursday began building their rebuttal to charges by a woman who has accused him of sexual misconduct, portraying her as a disappointed job seeker trying to sell a deeply flawed tale. In an Army pretrial hearing, lawyers for Sgt. Major of the Army Gene C. McKinney attempted to establish that Sgt. Christine Roy's allegations were aimed at exacting revenge for McKinney's failure to deliver a staff job that he had once promised her.
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April 30, 1997 | HEATHER KNIGHT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Twenty women who claim they were raped or sexually harassed while serving in the military joined two congresswomen Tuesday to call for a civilian commission to investigate sexual misconduct in the nation's armed forces.
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April 30, 1997 | PAUL RICHTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Army drill sergeant was found guilty Tuesday of 18 counts of rape against six women in the cornerstone case of the military's sexual-misconduct scandal. Staff Sgt. Delmar G. Simpson, 32, faces a maximum of life in prison for each rape count. His ultimate sentence is difficult to predict, however, legal experts said, because of the wide latitude military appeals courts have in reconsidering jury judgments.
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