Soldier Fully Acquitted of Rape at Fort Sam Houston Court-Martial

In the summer of 2016, I and Ben Hillner represented a Soldier accused of raping another soldier at Guantanamo Bay Cuba. The complaining witness’ story was that she fell asleep by our client’s side and then awoke to him sexually assaulting her. Significantly, there were no drugs or alcohol involved in her related lack of memory. Yes, she claimed to have forgotten nearly everything prior to the assault. The defense focused on the “scientific” improbability of her story. In order to meet this goal I called the U.S. Army’s preeminent expert in sleep deprivation who soundly rebuked the government’s case. It was one of the most enjoyable direct examinations of sometime. Ultimately, the client was fully acquitted of all charges by the military jury that hot Texas day.


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