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Navy court-martial results for October 2016 - 50% acquittal rate in contested sexual assault cases
Navy court-martial results for October 2016 - 50% acquittal rate in contested sexual assault cases

The Navy has released its courts-martial data for October 2016. Here is our analysis. We count 29 General and Special courts-martial across the Navy. Once again, the Navy dealt out a lot of cases - 20 (75%). Another case (21) was a mixed plea. The Sailor was found guilty of ...

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