Three Navy football players will be charged in rape case
Three Navy football players will be charged with rape after officials completed their investigation of a female midshipman’s report she was sexually assaulted by the three players last year, reports Military.com.
The alleged assault occurred in April 2012 at an off-campus house in Annapolis. According to the female’s lawyer, the woman woke up with bruises after drinking heavily one night and learned from friends and social media later that three football players — whom she considered friends — were claiming to have had sex with her while she was intoxicated and blacked out.
All three players remain at the Naval Academy including a senior who was kept from graduating May 24 with the rest of his class. And all three were allowed to play football during the 2012 season.
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The three players have not been named by the Naval Academy as the Navy has yet to complete the official charge sheet. However, the Naval Academy issued a statement Monday confirming that Superintendent Michael Miller has chosen to send the case to Article 32 proceedings.
Naval Academy spokesman Cmdr. John Schofield confirmed that all three football players will face an Article 32 hearing, which requires charges be issued against all three.