Skip to comments.A U.S. ARMY SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER'S FIGHT FOR MILITARY JUSTICE
Posted on 10/16/2011 6:22:52 PM PDT by seekthetruth
"Three Days In August" by Bob McCarty
U.S. Army Special Forces Sgt.1st Class Kelly A. Stewart admitted to having a one-night stand with a 28-year-old German woman the night of Aug. 22, 2008. She did, too. Both knew sex was part of the plan when they left the discotheque near Stuttgart. Two months later, however, her story changed and the highly-decorated combat veteran found himself facing rape and kidnapping charges.
During court-martial proceedings one year later, Stewart faced an Army court-martial panel comprised of soldiers who had recently returned from a 16-month deployment with the Army attorney serving as Stewarts lead prosecutor.
Despite a lack of both physical evidence and eyewitnesses to the alleged crimes, it took only three days for the panel to find Stewart guilty of numerous offenses including aggravated sexual assault, kidnapping, forcible sodomy and assault and battery and sentence him to eight years behind bars.
Incredibly, the conviction was based almost entirely on the testimony of Stewarts accuser, a one-time mental patient who, with the backing of the German government, refused to allow her medical records to be entered as evidence.
When several witnesses came forward during a post-trial hearing to reveal startling proof that the accuser had lied several times during the trial, their words were largely ignored by the court and Stewart remained behind bars.
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You are so right about the fact that it takes money to defend oneself, especially when one is accused of being guilty even before a trial takes place.
I do hope that folks will read and learn about Kelly Stewart's case as it is a travesty of justice that is still going on. I also hope that many folks will consider sending at least a $10 donation to help Kelly and his family. http://savethissoldier.com/
I believe you missed what Kelly’s dad said. He was not trying to access funds in Kelly Stewart’s account. Kelly’s dad was questioning USAA about why they canceled Kelly’s coverage. The answer received from USAA was that Kelly did not meet their standards. Kelly’s father was questioning where their standards were stated, and what they were.
The hallmark of the obama pResidency is in justice, at every level the bassturd can manage! This is a rape of Justice, not emrely a miscarriage of justice! But what do we expect from an establishment mentality?
I see reading comprehension is not your forte.
You need to read the link I provided before you call someone an idiot. You have not read the information at the link I provided before commenting on this.
I await your reply once you inform yourself of the circumstances!
Political Correctness run amok. Better to sacrifice an American soldier then take the chance that someone might think hes exempt from justice.
Granted our Military is a microcosm of US Society as a whole and there are 'bad apples' in every branch. BUT. I would argue - not likely in the U.S. Army Special Forces. And not for an E7.
If he was the 'crazy monster' he's made out to be by the prosecutors he never would have made it into SF, or lasted, and surely unable hide his 'evilness' all those years going from E1 to E7. He never would have made it past E5, if that, and would have been separated long ago.
Sgt.1st Class Kelly A. Stewart got screwed for life.
3rd party passive is no substitute for first person active contrition.
Would have been more convincing to start the story with: "Kelly Stewart did admit to..being.. guilty of adultery, and understands that one mistake like that has ruined many a man's life who isn't an elite soldier, who doesn't have lots of people eager to send them money for legal defense....many who end up without a friend in the world. People have lost treasure, lives and kingdoms for less.
My question is, do married folks go to jail for having a one night stand outside of marriage?
Yes they will, if the tart claims rape. The Navy angle is a total red herring, and it does a disservice to the service to leverage his service as a mitigating factor.
What makes this Navy man so much better than any other man who cheats on his wife and ruins his career?
Cheat on you wife, risk losing everything in life.
Sorry. Unmarried 20 something serviceman gets duped by a whore bait-and-switch that's one thing. A married man who made it clear in front of witnesses that he was not up for a fling and is later accused of rape, defend the guy at all cost.
But "Moment of weakness" (aka 'it's only sex') for a man who has broken vows before God? No thanks.
I'm sick and tired of this "everybody lies about sex," "anyone can have a mortal moment" bullcrap.
NO. Not EVERYONE cheats on his wife.
There was no “before marriage” in this case or the other one referenced in Post #8.
Both were married and cheating on their spouses.
There seems to be two issues here that are being combined when they shouldn’t be. USAA is not responsible for a members conduct or actions resulting from them.
The hallmark of the obama pResidency is in justice, at every level the bassturd can manage!
What does the Obama presidency have to do with this case?
Cheating is one thing, but being accused of rape after a consensual sex event is totally another thing. Your post wrongly assumes that the two issues are legally, morally and ethically similar. From that faulty premise you derived an invalid conclusion.
I am not arguing for adultery, but I am noting that a false accusation of rape is perjury.
“Another great reason to always be celibate before marriage...”
He was married with children.
USAA seems to have laid a major emphasis on growth, allowing more and various people to join, running adds for new members...
I also have noticed a decline in service quality and the programs themselves (what they offer). They are rapidly becoming “just another bank.”
Amen. I would never cheat on my wife...but then again...I'm not a scum bucket.
I hate that this soldiers life is being ruined by a false allegation...but a lesson can be learned from it: When you do the RIGHT thing (and by right thing I mean obey the rules God laid down)...you lessen your chances of being screwed over TREMENDOUSLY! If you play with fire you will get burned...even if you don't deserve it.
And I am obviously not arguing for perjury.
Isn't it ridiculous that society requires us to stipulate such things?
Society and the laws in Germany (and in most cases in America) allow great leeway for women to abuse the system (See Duke rape case.)
OTOH, Society allows men to put themselves in the position to increase the likelihood of this happening by ignoring moral borders. (See Duke rape case.)
If a guy does, in fact, go home with a girl and he goes farther than she wants him to, how are we to weigh the "evidence"....it's called "he said, she said" for a reason. If we're a progressive society to the extent we are asked to say, "gee whiz, you should believe the adulterer over the tramp" then you can't be surprised that we (and Germany) have laws that lean to the advantage (and potential abuse) of the tramp.
Thanks for the ping!
I have a question? How can the DoD throw in sodomy charges against him but at the same time allow open homosexuals in its ranks?
The real offense is that he allegedly raped someone. That was nothing but an “accusation” it appears. That rest that you mention is the UCMJ/judge/command throwing the book at him and nothing more than BS because they would have to lock up MOST of the rest of the force too if they actually enforced those rules consistently.
***If they blast him like this for adultery and sodomy, they wanted to hang him.
I saw a Colonel in (1999-2000) Ft Wainwright Alaska get to retire after he lied and committed adultery with the S-1 which he was banging in the HQ’s. Both married, one retired, the other separated with an honorable discharge. Your argument is BS.
If they can't get him on rape, the rest should have simply been thrown out.
I'm happy that you reached Holiness and don't live in a fallen world anymore. For the rest of us it's only a matter of which vice or sin you fall for. For some it's lust, for others: greed, wrath, sloth, envy, gluttony, or pride. But of course you're above it all and “Never” had a moment of weakness which isn't an argument in your view. The purpose isn't to rationalize sin or affirm bad behavior, but to realize that we are all far from perfect and that we shouldn't harden our hearts to those that do sin. I believe scriptural there is something said on this.
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