Army General arrested on sex charges
Ft. Bragg, NC (WRAL) – An Army general is suspected of sexual misconduct and a slew of military code violations.
The violations allegedly took place while the soldier served in Afghanistan.
A press conference was held at Fort Bragg in North Carolina today, where all the charges against the general were announced.
Public Affairs Officer 18th Airborne Corp, Col. Kevin V. Arata says, “I'm here today to inform you that brigadier Jeffrey A. Sinclair has been charged with multiple violations of the uniform code of military justice. The charges include forcible sodomy, wrongful sexual conduct, attempted violation of an order, violations of regulations by wrongfully engaging in inappropriate relationships and misusing a government travel charge card. Violating general orders by possessing alcohol and pornography while deployed, maltreatment of subordinates, filing fraudulent claims, engaging in conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentlemen and engaging in conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline or of a nature to bring discredit on the armed forces.”
In Afghanistan, Sinclair served as a commanding general of the 82nd Airborne Division.
He was summoned back to the states in May, presumably as part of the investigation.