COURT" AT CAMP CASEY, KOREA
VETERAN NCO RAILROADED INTO PRISON
"HABITUAL LIAR" PREVAILS AS SFC CARLOS
REYNOLDS GETS "BCD" AND 2.5 YEARS IN THE
SLAMMER - "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS"
OVERCOMES INCONSISTENCIES (PERJURY) IN
SO-CALLED "VICTIM'S" TESTIMONY
TRAVESTY OF JUSTICE HURTS TROOP MORALE
you're a male soldier, especially an NCO, at Camp Casey, Korea and a
female trooper - for whatever reason - falsely accuses you of "rape"
or "sexual harassment," crawl in the body bag and zip it up
- you're already D.O.A.
SFC Carlos Reynolds, acting first sergeant with the 2nd Infantry Division's
302nd Brigade Support Battalion (Foxtrot Company) found that out the
hard way at the conclusion of his recent court-martial. He was found
"guilty" of sexual assault and obstruction of justice. That
cost the veteran NCO a "BCD" and two and a half years in prison.
His so-called "victim," a troubled private whose minority
female supervisor (SGT E-5) described her on the witness stand as a
"habitual liar," was caught in many inconsistencies - some
people might call it "perjury" - in her testimony under oath,
but she got off scot-free.
The case would have been tossed out of civilian court in a nanosecond.
But this is the Army, and "political correctness" dictates
that an accused male starts out at a big disadvantage, despite whatever
evidence is not there.
LACK OF CREDIBILITY DOESN'T AFFECT THE JURY
For example, the "victim," in the alleged "rape"
case waited one month before filing a complaint. By then, July of 2006,
any "evidence" of the assault was gone. It was a classic "she
said, he said" type case. Another enlisted female, a specialist
E-4, also called "untruthful" by her NCOIC, jumped on the
bandwagon and said Reynolds followed her into an unlit room and "kissed
and groped" her.
That soldier's testimony, too, was riddled with holes. In the Article
32 preliminary hearing she testified she didn't "get pregnant"
in Korea; by the time the court-martial rolled around, she admitted
As for the factually-challenged private, she made conflicting statements
as to whether the 40 year-old Reynolds "penetrated" her or
not (important, as a conviction on the "rape" charge could
have gotten the NCO up to 20 years at Leavenworth). The private (MilitaryCorruption.com does not choose to name her) also gave an inaccurate description of
her alleged attacker's body. She even claimed she hadn't lost her rank
as a result of non-judicial punishment in another case. But court papers
show she received an Article 15 for "disrespecting a sergeant"
and, get this, "making false official statements."
So are we to believe she's telling the truth in this case? The eight-member
jury knew what they had to do. The words "command influence"
may not have been uttered in the courtroom, but they hung there in the
air like an omen of what was to come.
To add insult to injury, Capt. Marlin Paschal, whom we nominate as "The
JAG from Hell" for the month of May, actually asked SFC Reynolds
if he "felt anything" for his alleged "victims,"
right after being sentenced to prison and losing his military pension.
The incredulous NCO kept his cool and icily replied: "Why should
I do that, sir?" Then he stated his accusers certainly "felt
nothing" for him and his family.
The nearly 19-year Army veteran has a wife and three children living
back home in Tennessee.