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Sex assault charges dropped in brigadier general's court-martial: Should plea bargains be allowed when sexual assault is part of a criminals charges?

Sex assault charges dropped in brigadier general's court-martial: Should plea bargains be allowed when sexual assault is part of a criminals charges?
  • Enough evidence and history will allow for plea charges if the accused admits to the accusations.

    According to the article there has been enough evidence that has shown a three year relationship that went sour between the accused and accuser. Accuser may have gone through sexual assault in a attempt to end the relationship when the accused refused to agree to ending the relationship. The situation between the accused and accuser sounds more like a high school relationship and both parties did not agree to put it to an end. Because of their history it would not make sense for the accused to be places on a sex offender list, but he should still suffer some charges that are stated under his agreement to plea guilty.

  • Yes, plea bargins should be allowed.

    While sometimes plea bargains can be upsetting because often the criminal gets a lesser charge, it is often superior to having the criminal go free if they are found to be not-guilty in court. The charge will follow them the rest of their lives and they will often still do prison time so I believe plea bargains serve a valuable purpose no matter what the crime.

  • Too many trails.

    Yes, plea bargains should be allowed when sexual assault is part of a criminal's charges, because otherwise each and every case would go to trial. Some of these cases are fact-dependent, and are very hard to prove. Trying each one would assure that some people would get away with it.

  • No They Shouldn't

    A multitude of men have been pushed out of military service and had their lives ruined by the court system within the military. Many of these sex assault cases would have never been heard in civilian court, yet we are persecuting every male accused of sexual assault with the exception of the higher status members who are "too big of a loss." I think it is unfair for plea bargains, such as the one the brigadier general received, when many military men are currently trying to appeal their convictions which stemmed from false allegations or another military member's ability to accept equal responsibility.


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