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Army general sex case sentencing nears conclusion

Associated Press

FORT BRAGG, NC (AP) — Prosecutors have asked a judge to dismiss a general from the Army for his inappropriate relationships with subordinates.

The sentencing hearing for Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair was expected to wrap up Wednesday afternoon. It’s not clear how long it could take the judge to hand down the sentence.

Dismissal from the Army would wipe out Sinclair’s benefits. Sinclair has pleaded guilty to several charges including adultery – which is a crime in the military.

He had been accused of sexual assault, but those charges were dropped as part of the plea deal.

Defense attorneys still have to deliver their closing arguments. They presented character witnesses who praised Sinclair on Tuesday and Wednesday.

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