What the Hell? A US army’s top sex assault prosecutor suspended over assault at a sexual assault conference. How deep does the sketch go?
The top prosecutor in charge of sexual assault cases for the US army is under investigation and has been suspended for allegedly assaulting a lawyer working with him two years ago.
News of the investigation of Lt Col Joseph “Jay” Morse, who supervised the army’s almost two dozen special victims prosecutors in charge of cases of sexual assault, domestic abuse and crimes against children, was first published in Stars and Stripes on Thursday. The story was confirmed to the Guardian by an army official.
According to the Stripes website, a female army lawyer alleged that Morse tried to “kiss and grope her against her will” in a hotel room while they attended a 2011 conference on sexual assault. To date, no charges have been filed in the case, it said.