Soldier appeals sex crime conviction, says jury was likely to be confused by SHARP testimony
A soldier convicted of a sex crime is arguing that testimony explaining the military’s sexual assault prevention training “unfairly prejudiced” a jury, documents filed to the nation’s highest military court say.
The Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces will hold a hearing Wednesday to decide whether Pvt. Tyler Washington’s conviction for abusive sexual contact, confinement for 30 days and bad conduct discharge were fair.
Washington and another soldier were privates at their first duty station when they met at Fort Bragg, N.C., in 2016. They were kissing on a bed when the other soldier said she was uncomfortable and told him to stop.
“Shush; just let it happen,” Washington replied, according to court documents.
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