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Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, prosecutors reach plea deal in sex case
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair, prosecutors reach plea deal in sex case

DURHAM, N.C. -- Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair has agreed to plead guilty to lesser charges in a deal with Army prosecutors, who have agreed drop charges that he forced an Army captain to perform oral sex, threatened to kill her and her parents and engaged in "open and notorious" sex. The plea deal would end a flawed prosecution in a high-profile military sexual abuse case and is likely to result in far lower penalties for Sinclair, who rose quickly through the ranks before his career was derailed by allegations made by a 34-year-old captain. His punishment will be determined by a military judge after a sentencing hearing at Ft. Bragg. Under the deal, prosecutors will dismiss...

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