Fort Bliss soldier faces court-martial in alleged sexual assault of fellow soldier found dead on New Year's Eve

Officials at Fort Bliss have moved to court-martial a private first class accused of the sexual assault of a fellow soldier who was found dead on New Year’s Eve.

聚氯乙烯. 亚洲格雷厄姆, 19, was found unresponsive in her barracks on December 31, Fort Bliss said in a press release issued January 2.
Special agents for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command do not suspect foul play in her death, 发布说.
Graham initially reported an alleged sexual assault by a fellow soldier at Fort Bliss on June 1, according to a statement released by Lt. 上校. Allie Payne, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss Public Affairs Officer.
Graham said the assault occurred in December 2019, according to the statement. Fort Bliss, which is located in El Paso, 德州, has not released the accused soldier’s name.
Charges were preferred against the alleged offender on October 22, 2020, which includes one specification of sexual assault pertaining to Pfc. 格雷厄姆, according to the statement.
在周五, 可能. 根. Sean C. Bernabe, 1st Armored Division commander, personally ordered the referral of charges against the soldier to a general court-martial, Payne said in a statement sent to CNN.
A military judge will be detailed to the case to arraign the soldier and docket a trial date,” 声明说. “More information will be available at the time of arraignment.
聚氯乙烯. Graham was a Human Resource Specialist who joined the US. Army in July 2019 from Cherryville, 北卡罗来纳. Fort Bliss was her first duty station, 发布说.
Following her report last June, the base command began an investigation and put in place a military protective order, as well as making sure that Graham and the accused soldier were not living in the same building or working in the same areas, Payne’s statement said.
Graham’s awards and decorations during her service include the National Defense Service Medal, 全球反恐战争勋章, and Army Service Ribbon.