WEST POINT WOES CONTINUE - ANOTHER RAPE
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More drama at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
Senior cadet and former football player Colton Horton has been accused of raping a University of Tulsa coed during an alcohol-fueled get-together in July at the Oklahoma campus.
The unidentified "victim" is a bit hazy as to what went on, since she admits getting drunk on wine and perhaps passing out. Horton told investigators the sex was consensual, while the 22 year-old student disputes that. She says the West Point cadet made her feel "uncomfortable," but stops short of providing any more details of the alleged sexual assault. In other words, what we have here is yet another "she said - he said" case.
A Tulsa cop who works on the sex crimes unit told Army TIMES "She says she doesn't recall what happened . . . except that at one point, she was in her bed having intercourse with Horton."
On the basis of that, Cadet Horton has been arrested and is awaiting extradition back to Oklahoma this week where he will be arraigned for the alleged sexual assault.
SCORE ONE FOR THE FALSELY ACCUSED
In a related development, a civilian jury has awarded retired Army COL David "Wil" Riggins the astronomical sum of $8.4 million in damages after they found claims by a female blogger (the officer's former West Point classmate) to be "without any foundation of proof."
Susan Shannon on two occasions in 2013 wrote on her blog that Riggins had "raped" her while they were attending the USMA. Riggins emphatically denied the charge. But the damage had already been done.
Riggins was selected for promotion to brigadier general, but then-Army Secretary John McHugh yanked his name off the list and Riggins ended his military career as a colonel 0-6.
He filed a defamation suit against Shannon in Fairfax County, Va. and after testimony was heard from both parties - each cooperated in the investigation - the jury quickly came to the conclusion Shannon was lying and had set out to damage Riggin's chances of achieving flag rank.
The enormous monetary award will likely be reduced, in compliance with Virginia state law. The jury, which came back in just 90 minutes time, voted Riggins get $3.4 million in compensatory and $5 million in punitive damages.
Perhaps this surprise court decision will put a chill on future female complaints that have been based on falsehoods, rather than fact. It also does damage to the many legitimate cases of rape and sexual assault that our women in uniform have suffered over the years.
|WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO WEST POINT?
WORKER IN DEAN'S OFFICE PLEADS GUILTY TO
MULTI-MILLION DOLLAR FRAUD - GENERAL'S
SON BUSTED FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION - RETIRED
COLONEL AND WEST POINT GRAD GETS PRISON
ON SEX CHARGES - WEST POINT MAJ FROM CLASS
OF 1997 ARRESTED FOR PRODUCTION OF CHILD
PORNOGRAPHY - COL "NO COMBAT" COLPO (THE
"CHAIRBORNE RANGER") MADE CHIEF-OF-STAFF
SON - WEST POINT CADET - BUSTED
ON DRUG CHARGES - "USED COCAINE" SOURCES
TELL MILITARYCORRUPTION.COM - ONE OF SIX
CADETS CAUGHT - SOPHOMORE COURT-MARTIALED
FOR DRUG DISTRIBUTION AT MILITARY ACADEMY
GETS ONE YEAR IN FEDERAL PEN, DISMISSAL
FROM ARMY - WHY QUALITY OF CADETS SO LOW?
ASK WEST POINT CHIEF OF STAFF - COL MIKE
"NO COMBAT" COLPO, THE "CHAIRBORNE" RANGER
HE AVOIDED DANGER OR OVERSEAS DUTY FOR
ALMOST 30 YEARS - ULTIMATE "TICKET-PUNCHER"
|SIX WEST POINT CADETS FACE DRUG CHARGES
ACCUSED OF CONSPIRACY TO DISTRIBUTE
CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE - ALL BUT ONE, ARE
MEMBERS OF CLASS OF 2017 - THE ALLEGED
DRUGGIES PLACED ON ADMINISTRATIVE LEAVE
|TWO WEST POINT CADETS TO FACE COURT-
MARTIAL - ACCUSED "DRUGGIES" WERE AMONG
SIX MEN BUSTED BACK IN NOVEMBER - USMA
SUPERINTENDENT TO DECIDE FATE OF FOUR
MORE CADETS - A SEVENTH CADET AND FORMER
FOOTBALL PLAYER ALLEGED TO HAVE USED AND
DISTRIBUTED COCAINE AT MILITARY ACADEMY
POINT GRAD GETS 15 YEARS IN PRISON
ON "CHILD PORN" CONVICTION - RETIRED USAR
COL WARREN CRECY JR. NABBED BY FEDS
SECOND SUCH OFFENSE SINCE 2003 - CAUGHT
TRYING TO SEND CHILD PORNOGRAPHY VIA
INTERNET TO COP POSING AS 14 YR-OLD GIRL
|AN “OPEN LETTER”
TO THE FACULTY,
CADETS AND ALUMNI AT WEST POINT
REGARDING YOUR NEW CHIEF OF STAFF
COL MIKE ”NO COMBAT” COLPO
UGLY SEX SCANDAL AT WEST POINT - COLONEL
HAS AFFAIR WITH MAJOR'S WIFE - HER HUSBAND
OFF FIGHTING IN IRAQ - PENTAGON AND TOP
BRASS ON THE HUDSON TRYING TO KEEP MEDIA
FROM REPORTING ABOUT ONGOING 15-6
INVESTIGATION - MCC ONCE MORE
FIRST NEWS OUTLET TO BREAK THIS STORY
LONG LIST OF ABUSES AT MILITARY ACADEMY
TIME FOR HOUSECLEANING - FROM TOP ON DOWN
WE PUBLISH PIX PENTAGON DOESN'T WANT YOU
TO SEE - MAJ DAN WOOLVERTON: ARMY JAG
OFFICER, WEST POINT GRADUATE, ADMITTED
CHILD MOLESTER - SEXUALLY ASSAULTED OWN
INFANT SON FOR HOME-MADE PORN VIDEO
SICKO NOW FACES STATE CHARGES IN VIRGINIA
THAT COULD BRING PERVERT LIFE IN PRISON
ALREADY SENTENCED TO 27 YEARS IN FEDERAL
FACILITY - SAME NO. CAROLINA COUNTRY CLUB
WHERE SWINDLER BERNIE MADOFF DOING TIME
|DEFENSE LAWYER FOR WEST POINT CADET
CHARGED WITH SENDING AND RECEIVING
CHILD PORN SAYS RICKY PATRICK HESTER'S
DORM ROOM ILLEGALLY SEARCHED - TELLS
FEDERAL COURT AT WHITE PLAINS CADET'S
"CONFESSION" SHOULD BE "THROWN OUT"
|WEST POINT GRAD SENT TO PRISON
FOR 30 MONTHS - ADMITS STEALING SOME
$700,000 WHILE CIVIL AFFAIRS OFFICER IN
IRAQ - FORMER CAPT MICHAEL DUNG NGUYEN
SPENT MONEY ON LUXURY CARS AND
ELECTRONIC TOYS - HID $300,000 OF LOOT
IN ATTIC OF OREGON HOME, FEDS SAY
|GREAT INJUSTICE - WEST POINT CADET GETS
MORE THAN 20 YEARS IN PRISON IN "SHE SAID -
HE SAID" SEX ASSAULT AND RAPE CASE - JACOB
WHISENHUNT (CLASS OF 2019) SACRIFICED ON
ALTAR OF "POLITICAL CORRECTNESS" - NEBRASKA
NATIVE SAID RELATIONS BETWEEN HIM AND
FEMALE CLASSMATE WERE "CONSENSUAL" BUT
COURT-MARTIAL PANEL DECIDED TO HAMMER
YOUNG U.S.M.A CADET - SENDS HIM TO THE
LEAVENWORTH D.B. FOR 21 LONG YEARS
DISMISSES WHISENHUNT FROM MILITARY