U.S. v. Army O-3 – Torii Station, Okinawa, Japan
Client was accused of 16 specifications, including rape, aggravated sexual assault, aggravated assault with a knife, making numerous death threats, wrongfully wearing a Bronze Star and Master Parachutist Badge he did not earn, disobeying a General order, conduct unbecoming, disobeying several commanding officers orders, false official statement and others.
To increase their chances of winning, the Army brought in a top Special Victim Prosecutor (SVP) specifically tasked with winning sex assault cases. They also replaced the trial counsel with the Deputy SJA for Okinawa. Mr. Waddington and co-counsel CPT Ernesto Gapasin fought the charges in front of an officer jury.
Result: NOT GUILTY OF ALL CHARGES

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