The top Army prosecutor for sexual assault cases has been suspended after a lawyer who previously worked with him reported that he groped her and attempted forced intimate contact while they attended a legal conference on sexual assault.
As military newspaper Stars and Stripes reports, Lt. Col. Joseph Morse supervised the Army’s nearly two dozen special victim prosecutors, and oversaw the Army’s global prosecutorial training program.
Two sources have confirmed that Morse has been suspended while the Army investigates the allegations. No charges have been filed.
Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has been trying to remove oversight for sexual assault cases from the hands of the generals, because going up the chain of command means less cases are reported, and even less are prosecuted. I wonder if the fact that the prosecutors are predators themselves has anything to do with that?
At any rate, the Senate filibustered her bill yet again today. Look forward to more cases like this and less prosecutions. Thanks a lot, guys!
Apparently to be considered an "expert" on the rape culture in our military by ABC's Martha Raddatz, you have to be someone with former military experience, like our good buddy Sen. John McCrashy, or so it seems after watching her interview with Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on This Week. Read more...
The senior Republican senator from South Carolina -- who serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and opposes taking sexual assault cases out of the military chain of command -- says that women in the armed services "put up with way too much crap."