ARMY CHAPLAIN GETS FIVE
YEARS IN PRISON
An Army chaplain based at Bamberg, Germany has received a five year prison term after pleading guilty to forcible sodomy, indecent acts, fraternization and conduct unbecoming an officer involving both soldiers and Marines.
CPT Gregory Arflack admitted at court martial he sodomized three soldiers and suggested sexual encounters with three Marines he met while serving as rest and recreation chaplain at Doha, Qatar between June and July of 2004.
The Catholic chaplain "took advantage of his position for his own selfish gains," said a prosecutor, CPT Steve Janko. "I'm so sorry," sobbed the pervert priest as he "apologized" to his victims, one of whom was described in court proceedings as "drinking heavily and banging his head against walls."
According to the charges, Arflack was nabbed after he unsuccessfully accosted a GI in a public restroom near the R&R facility. But before military police took him into custody, the chaplain had picked up two soldiers, plied the young men with drinks, then drove the "goobers" to his apartment. After they slumped on the couch, nearly passed out from all the booze, the priest admitted he sodomized both of them.
Arflack's attempt to have sex with three Marines a month earlier was unsuccessful. According to court papers, the Catholic clergyman met the three young "Jarheads" in the course of his ministerial duties. After buying the Marines many drinks, the cunning chaplain suggested a sexual encounter, which was angrily turned down. Arflack was lucky to have escaped a severe beating, but continued his reckless pursuit of more prospective victims.
On July 29, 2004, Arflack met with two young soldiers he'd been counseling in Bamberg, Germany where the Army men were stationed.
After several rounds of drinks at a Greek-style restaurant and a trip to a nightclub, the trio met up with a third GI. After all the soldiers, between 18 and 20 years old, were intoxicated, CPT Arflack invited them to go to his apartment where the sex assaults took place.
But before the third GI left for the chaplain's quarters, the phony padre attempted a sex act, well-known to Monica Lewinsky, on the GI in a public restroom. The teenager wasn't so blitzed that he couldn't "push off" the 44 year-old officer and depart the scene. He later told military police about the pervert priest and Arflack was promptly arrested.
JERRY TILTON DESERVES REAL "JUSTICE"
Readers of MilitaryCorruption.com will recall the Jerry Tilton case - the Air Force NCO from Maine - who was railroaded into prison thanks to a bitter ex-wife who allegedly pressured her two young sons to "testify" their father touched them "inappropriately." Never mind after the kangaroo court-martial (where the military defense lawyer might as well have been working for the other side), the boys recanted what they'd been programmed to say. But the Air Force would have none of it. They had their "conviction" achieved, another statistic to add to the "politically correct" score sheet.
Isn't it obvious that in a vast majority of court martial cases, officers get less punishment than enlisted members? Why is Tilton doing 18 years in jail when an Army chaplain who violated his most sacred responsibilities as "a man of the cloth" gets a 13 year lighter sentence despite committing proven sexual assaults?
Please click on the "related stories" box at the end of this news article. Then contact Sen. Susan Collins of Maine (using our link on the MCC home page) and ask her WHY she turned her back on her constituents and refused to lift a finger in helping secure a new trial for an innocent man? Tell her MilitaryCorruption.com sent you. Thanks.
Jerry Tilton deserves real justice. But, as we were quoted in a cover story in U.S. NEWS & WORLD REPORT, the unwritten rule is: "Different spanks for different ranks." When is that going to end? Getting rid of the megalomaniacal Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld would be a good start.