And guess what the topic is? Yes, sex. This time it is a Chaplain accused of various sex acts committed on duty, including potential forcible (i.e. because he was a senior officer, not because physical force was involved) sex acts with Midshipman. See Brad Olson, Baltimore Sun story here. It appears CAAFlog reader David Sheldon is the Chaplain’s attorney and a plea deal is in the works.
Incidentally, CAAFlog was contacted by the Sun to assist in obtaining the actual charge sheets (appropriately redacted to conceal victim names, of course). We did not make any contact with the Trial Counsel of convening authority, we just report the news, but we post the inquiry because of the news worthy result . . . the Marine Corps refused Sun writer Brad Olson’s request to release the actual charge sheets, even though redacted charge sheets have commonly been released in high profile cases.