"AND NOW, FOR THE REST OF THE STORY . . ."
THAT WAS THE WELL-KNOWN LINE FROM PAUL
HARVEY'S NEWS AND COMMENT - WE HERE AT
MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM ARE PLEASED TO
UPDATE THE RECORD AND REPORT RETIRED
MARINE LT.COL JEREMIAH RUPERT IS BOTH AN
INNOCENT AND HONORABLE MAN - IN 2001 WE
REPORTED HE INDICTED ON SEX CHARGES IN
VIRGINIA - WE HAPPY TO REPORT HE STOOD
TRIAL, WAS ACQUITTED IN CIVILIAN COURT- ALSO
FOUND INNOCENT AT END OF MARINE COURT-
MARTIAL - HONORABLY RETIRED AS USMC LTC
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Sometimes the stories we report have a happy ending. Not often, but once in a while. And this is one of them.
Almost ten years ago, we reported the arrest and indictment - remember that line about a "ham sandwich" - of a Marine JAG officer in Virginia, accused of inappropriately "touching" a seven year-old girl.
We are happy to tell you now, "the rest of the story." And we don't need Paul Harvey to do it.
RUPERT HAS BEEN TOTALLY CLEARED
Lt. Col. Jeremiah Rupert is an innocent and honorable man. Let's get that straight from the beginning.
Yes, he was put on trial in civilian court, but a jury of his peers acquitted him. Not wanting to seem "soft" when is comes to supposed pedophiles, the Marines put the 22-year veteran (with a spotless record) though the agony of a court martial. Rupert prevailed and was found not guilty. All charges were then dropped.
Because his future in the USMC was obviously destroyed, the colonel put in his retirement papers and left the Corps with an honorable discharge.
A VICTIM OF COLLATERAL DAMAGE
Sadly, his marriage was a casualty of the expensive litigation he was made to go through.
Let Rupert tell it in his own words: "After a contracted and highly involved period of intense litigation, I was awarded custody of my three young sons, who I am currently rearing alone". The love of his boys, as well as his Christian faith, has sustained the colonel during his long walk through one of the darkest valleys of despair one could ever imagine.
We recently received a polite e-mail from Jerry Rupert in which he updated us on his case and explained that "Your (MCC) story" - we get up to six million hits a month worldwide - "has been so widely read, it has severely hampered my ability to obtain suitable employment/income, thus preventing me from fulfilling my obligation to provide for my family."
The former JAG asked us to report the rest of his story. And now we have.
RET. LT. COL JEREMIAH RUPERT NEEDS A GOOD JOB
But there's one more bit of unfinished business. Surely there is some employer out there in the Fredericksburg, Va. area who could use a physically-fit, 50 year-old retired Marine lieutenant colonel as a new employee. Especially one with such a high degree of courage and character.
Any man who can keep his sanity through the torture Rupert went through is a strong person indeed. His honesty and integrity has shown itself in our long conversations and study of the trial record. As an innocent and honorable man, Jerry deserves to be judged by that yardstick - not a decade-old incomplete news story.
If you have a place for him in your company, please contact us at MilitaryCorruption.com and we will put you in touch with him.