WASHINGTON (AP) -- An advocacy group says the victim in an Air Force sexual assault case is shocked and disappointed by a general's decision to dismiss the charges against the officer found guilty of the crime by a jury and sentenced to a year in prison.
At a Capitol Hill press conference on Tuesday, a representative from Protect Our Defenders read portions of a statement from the woman, whose name was not disclosed to protect her identity. The statement said the woman endured eight months of public humiliation and was interrogated for several hours by the officer's lawyers without the benefit of having her own attorney present.
The case is expected to be a major topic during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on sexual assault in the military scheduled for Wednesday.
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