ARMY MAJOR HIT WITH SODOMY AND OTHER
SEX CHARGES - RODNEY LIPSCOMB OF 173RD ABN
BRIGADE COMBAT TEAM ALSO ACCUSED OF
"SEXUAL ASSAULT" AND "MALTREATMENT AND
CRUELTY" OF FEMALE PFC - ALLEGED VICTIM
TOLD "WHAT HAPPENS TDY, STAYS TDY" - WILL
STAND COURT-MARTIAL AUGUST 27 IN ITALY

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There are two sides to every story, and perhaps MAJ Rodney Lipscomb's defense attorneys will claim the female "victim" willingly participated in sexual activity with the field grade officer.

Lipscomb still has to face the fact he exhibited very poor judgment, allegedly taking a private first class to a Bamberg, Germany sex shop and then engaging in "sodomy" with her in a hotel room.

Of course any E-3 is going to feel "intimidated" by a mid-level senior officer, whether she shows it outwardly or not.

MAJOR SAID TO HAVE CAUTIONED
PFC TO KEEP QUIET ABOUT SEX

According to the charge sheet, Lipscomb cautioned the soldier: "What happens TDY, stays TDY."

What happened, the PFC said, was the major performed oral sex on her after a discussion about certain sexual practices.

The Army calls it "sodomy, sexual assault, cruelty and maltreatment (against an enlisted soldier) and of course, conduct unbecoming an officer. The legal terms are "by force and without consent" and that Lipscomb "abused" his "military position, rank and authority."

LIPSCOMB TO BE COURT-MARTIALED LATER THIS MONTH

A member of the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, the accused officer is an 11 year-Army veteran.

He is a graduate of Marshall University in Huntington, West Va., and received his Army commission through the ROTC.

The major, who was awarded a Bronze Star in Iraq, faces court-martial August 27 in Vicenza, Italy. Lipscomb pleaded innocent at his Article 32 hearing and will contest the charges.

 

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