Aide: General in sex case threatened to kill her

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. — A former subordinate to an Army general facing sex crimes charges says the general started an affair with her in Iraq and threatened to kill her if she told anyone.

The woman says she was honored at first by the attention from Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair. She said he was viewed “like he was a god” by his brigade. The AP does not name victims of alleged sexual assaults.

Now a captain, she was testifying Tuesday in a military hearing at Fort Bragg, N.C., on whether there is enough evidence to court-martial Sinclair on charges including forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct and engaging in inappropriate relationships.

Sinclair’s former commanding officer said Monday he launched a criminal probe after the female captain told him Sinclair forced her to have sex.

Source: The Associated Press