FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) – In opening statements, prosecutors say a U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault was a domineering man who coerced a captain under his command into a three-year affair. But his defense attorneys say that in journal entries, the woman never referenced fear and that she sent thousands of text messages, often sexually explicit, and contacted him even after the general tried to end the affair.
Prosecutors say they plan to ask the captain to take the stand later Friday. The Associated Press generally does not identify those who say they were sexually assaulted.
Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair pleaded guilty Thursday to three charges, including adultery and inappropriate relationships with three female officers. He maintains his innocence on five remaining counts.
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