Fort Bragg hearing weighs evidence against general charged with sex crimes

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Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — An Army hearing at Fort Bragg is considering the evidence against a general facing court-martial on a long list of crimes.

The Article 32 hearing scheduled Monday for Brig. Gen. Jeffery Sinclair has been shrouded in secrecy with the Army keeping details confidential.

Officials refused to identify the officer who will preside over the hearing and military lawyers assigned to defend Sinclair. Army prosecutors have made documents similar to indictments in civilian courts available in other high-profile cases.

The general was deputy commander in charge of logistics and support for the 82nd Airborne Division in Afghanistan before being abruptly relieved.

Sinclair was later charged with crimes that include forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, engaging in inappropriate relationships, misusing a government travel charge card, and possessing pornography and alcohol while deployed.
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