U.S. v. E-5
July 15, 2019
United States Air Force Base, Utah
SSgt Client hires Robert Capovilla after being accused of sexual assault by a woman he met on Tinder. Mr. Capovilla conducts an extensive investigation and finds out that every eyewitness believes the sex was consensual. The civilian sheriff’s office drops the case in 2 days. However, OSI picks the case up and the USAF refers the case to a GCM. Mr. Capovilla files a 28-page MRE 412 motion and finds a witness who will testify that the Accuser admitted to him that the “sex was consensual.” As a result, the Government dismisses one specification before the motions hearing. Mr. Capovilla litigates at the motions hearing that the sex was consensual and highlights for the judge dozens of inconsistencies in the Accuser’s story. Three days after the motions hearing, the Government dismisses the remaining charges.
NO Conviction. Charges DISMISSED. NO sex offender registration. NO reduction in rank.