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U.S. v. E-4, United States Army

November 2, 2018

Fort Hood, Texas

The Government accuses Specialist (SPC), of sexual assault and threatens this 19 year-old Soldier that CID will “find out the truth” and take “appropriate action.” The SPC, terrified at the thought of becoming a registered sex-offender, losing his career, and spending a decade in jail, retains Mr. Robert Capovilla the same day that CID notifies him of the investigation. Mr. Capovilla and the assigned investigator work together to conduct a fact-finding mission and interview all the necessary witnesses. After speaking to witnesses and collecting facts for nearly two weeks, Mr. Capovilla discovers that the alleged victim had consensual sex with at least three other Soldiers in front of the client that night. The other witnesses are present when the client has consensual sex with the alleged victim. Upon further investigation, Mr. Capovilla learns that the alleged victim had a “very serious boyfriend” at the time of the consensual sex and initially told him that she “cheated” on him with the client. After being told by her boyfriend that he was going to break up with her, she changes her story and reports the alleged sexual assault to CID. Capovilla reveals these findings to the proper parties.

Case Result

NO CHARGES preferred. NO Federal Conviction, NO Confinement, NO Sex Offender Registration. Client is able to deploy with his unit and was recently informed that he will be promoted

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