CHIEF PETTY OFFICER BUSTED AND SENT TO
JAIL - PLEADED GUILTY TO ADULTERY AND
FRATERNIZATION - JOHN AVERELL FOUND
GUILTY OF SEXUAL ASSAULT - TO JAIL FOR 90
DAYS - GETS BAD CONDUCT DISCHARGE
COURT-MARTIAL HELD AT YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE
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He says the sex didn't last more than 10 seconds. She says it was five minutes, and she stripped off her clothes and had sex with the CPO because she was "intimidated" by him.
This was the man the "victim" had freely described to members of the crew of amphibious dock landing ship Germantown as her "mentor."
Now she is the woman whose testimony has helped send Chief Petty Officer John Averell to jail and ended his military career with a bad conduct discharge.
ACCUSER ADMITTED TO BEING FALLING-DOWN DRUNK
During the proceedings, the "victim" acknowledged she was falling down drunk when she called for CPO Averell, to come to her aid. The "sex assault" allegedly took place in the chief's mess, she claimed. There were no witnesses.
"He took advantage of me," she testified.
The female sailor sat in the courtroom at Yokosuka, Japan and coldly watched without show of emotion while the 23-year Navy veteran tearfully begged for mercy. Averell cited his wife - who's standing by him - and their four children, one of whom is a special needs youngster.
The chief, whose BCD means loss of pension and benefits, tried to lessen the damage by pleading guilty to adultery and fraternization.
[Adultery and fraternization is exactly what that perfumed prince Gen. David Petraeus committed with his mistress, LTC Paula Broadwell. Yet NOTHING has happened to either one for their admitted misconduct. Why are we not surprised? Both adulterous officers are ring-knockers and West Point graduates.]
He was found guilty of sexual "assault," but could have gone to prison for up to 33 years on rape charges.
Still, a tough break.
If the chief had been a flag officer, he would have gotten a free pass, slap-on-the-wrist, and retired in grade.
Another case of different spanks for different ranks.