General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

General to admit guilt on 3 counts; denies assault

By Michael Biesecker, Associated Press | Posted - Mar. 6, 2014 at 2:21 a.m.


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RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A U.S. Army general accused of sexual assault is set to plead guilty to three lesser charges in a move that his lawyer says will strengthen his position going into trial.

Brig. Gen. Jeffrey A. Sinclair plans to enter the plea before opening statements scheduled for Thursday morning in his court martial at Fort Bragg.

Sinclair still faces five charges including sexual assault in his trial before a jury of five two-star generals. The former deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne could be sentenced to life in prison if convicted on the most serious charges.

Sinclair's lawyer Richard Scheff said in an interview that his client is taking responsibility for his actions.

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