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Naval Academy Midshipman found guilty of rape

A seven-member military panel has found a

Naval Academy

midshipman guilty of raping and sexually assaulting a female midshipman.

Twenty-year-old Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond of Jackson, Miss., was found not guilty of sodomy late Wednesday at a court-martial at the Washington

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.

Prosecutors said Edmond raped his classmate in her dorm room in October. Edmond testified that the sex was consensual.

Academy officials tell The Capital of

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that Edmond will be expelled.

— The Associated Press

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