Fort Bragg Army captain accused of sexually assaulting, beating estranged wife

Captain Richard Camacho

Captain Richard Camacho

FORT BRAGG, N.C. — An Army captain accused of sexually assaulting and beating his estranged wife, who is also an Army officer, is standing trial at Fort Bragg.

Captain Richard Camacho, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 82nd Combat Brigade, faces nearly 20 counts of battery, sexual assault and communicating threats against his estranged wife after the alleged 2012 incidents.

The wife, who was not identified, was re-assigned to another Post following the report.

WTVD reports the incidents occurred following Camacho’s discovery of his estranged wife’s 10-month affair, during a deployment to Afghanistan between 2011 and 2012.

The incident is on record with the military because she was deemed “unfit for command,” and in the process of being dismissed from service before coming forward about the alleged abuse.

If convicted, Camacho faces a maximum of life in prison.

Opening statements in the Camacho case began Monday.

Read more: WTVD

 

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