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February-04-98

Army Sexual Misconduct Trial Suspended

The court-martial trial of Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney, the Army’s former top soldier, has been suspended while McKinney’s lawyers investigate a plaintiff who had been under witness protection since her allegations were made. Sgt. Christine Feltrow claimed that after filing charges of sexual misconduct against McKinney she was threatened. The Army agreed to place Feltrow under protection, and will not say where she is being held.

Six women accused McKinney of sexually assaulting or threatening them. McKinney, a 29-year Army veteran, faces 19 charges and 55 years in prison if convicted.

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Media Resources: AP - February 4, 1998


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