A Marine's sex assault conviction was overturned. Now the Navy is asking for a review of the decision

by Nancy Montgomery
Stars and Stripes

A Marine master sergeant’s sexual assault conviction that was overturned because of invalid search warrants should be reinstated, the Navy said in a filing to the nation’s highest military court.

The service is asking the Criminal Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to reverse the decision that took to task field-grade officers and investigators, and dismissed the master sergeant’s conviction, prison sentence and dishonorable discharge.

The Navy-Marine Corps appellate court found that an executive officer who signed search warrants did not have the authority to do so, making the DNA evidence that helped convict the master sergeant inadmissible.

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