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Fellow Fort Bliss soldier faces military trial in sex assault of soldier who later died

Fellow Fort Bliss soldier faces military trial in sex assault of soldier who later died
A fellow soldier is scheduled to be charged in connection with the sexual assault of Asia Graham, the 19-year-old who was found dead on New Year's Eve at Fort Bliss, Texas, military investigators said Friday.

Fellow Fort Bliss soldier faces military trial in sex assault of soldier who later died (Tribune News Service) — A fellow soldier is scheduled to be formally charged in connection with the sexual assault of Asia Graham, the 19-year-old from North Carolina who was found dead at Fort Bliss, military investigators said Friday.The soldier, a private first class whose name has not been released, was notified late Friday that the soldier will be arraigned and formally charged before a military judge sometime over the next week, Fort Bliss spokeswoman Lt.Sean Bernabe, commander of the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, "personally ordered" the charge be referred to trial, according to a Fort Bliss news release.Fort Bliss, referred to on its website as "Home of America's Tank Division," is a U.

Graham's family told media outlets she'd been sexually assaulted by another soldier shortly after arriving at Fort Bliss in December 2019 and reported it to her superiors."As a reminder to the Fort Bliss community, charges are merely accusations, and all Americans are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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