2 Guantánamo guards accused of sexually assaulting subordinate soldiers

03/24/2014 6:34 PM

03/24/2014 6:48 PM

The military is putting two Guantánamo guards on trial in Texas on charges alleging they sexually assaulted junior soldiers at the remote outpost at a time when commanders were grappling with the prison hunger strike, the military said Monday.

The separate courts martial will take place next month by order of Army Maj. Gen. Joseph P. DiSalvo, the commanding officer of Army South, the headquarters unit for personnel activities of soldiers at the U.S. detention center in southeast Cuba.

In one case, 1st Sgt. Richard A. Smith, no age provided, is accused of raping a sergeant in January 2013 as well as sexually assaulting two other women at the base several months later. Smith, described as a reservist from Orlando, was activated to service about 10 weeks before the alleged rape.

Read more at the Herald: http://www.miamiherald.com/2014/03/24/4015701/2-guantanamo-guards-accused-of.html

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