Army General Facing Sex Charges Back in Court

Posted 2 years ago

By Scott Carlson

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair

(AP)-A U.S. Army general accused of sexual misconduct is scheduled to return to court.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair is set to appear Tuesday for hearings before a military judge considering pre-trial motions.

A court martial for Sinclair is scheduled to begin June 25 on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery. The married father of two faces life in prison. He has thus far deferred entering a plea.

The most serious charges involve a female captain who served under Sinclair’s command in Iraq and Afghanistan with whom he admits having an affair.

The woman testified at an evidentiary hearing last year that Sinclair threatened to kill her and twice physically forced her to perform oral sex after they argued.