West Point Cadet Charged with Rape, Continues with Regular Duties
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WEST POINT, N.Y. - A U.S. Military Academy cadet is facing a rape charge.
Orry R. Jones, of Columbus, Texas, was charged this week with failure to obey a general order, making a false official statement and rape, each a violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Cadets are subject to military law.
According to the military academy, the charges concern alleged sexual activity in the cadet barracks in August.
Jones, a member of the class of 2009, remains at the academy performing his regular duties. A military officer at West Point will conduct a pretrial investigation and make a recommendation to a senior officer on whether to dispose of the case or proceed to a court-martial.
So just wondering, are female cadets not citizens of this country worth protecting from being terrorized while they are training to defend our country from terrorism?
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