U.S. v. E-6, United States Army
April 19, 2018
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington
Staff Sergeant hires Mr. Robert Capovilla after discovering that he is under investigation for allegedly sexually assaulting a fellow Soldier off-duty. CID pressures the Staff Sergeant to provide an incriminating statement and even tells him that he would end up a registered sex-offender if he did not cooperate. Over the course of the next 4-5 months, Capovilla works hard to prove to the client’s command that the complaining witness was not honest about the alleged sexual assault and that she had lied to protect her relationship with her boyfriend. After conducting significant pretrial investigation, Mr. Capovilla discovers that the complaining witness only claimed sexual assault after her boyfriend found text messages on her phone between her and the client. A short time later, the military prosecutor determines that the case could not be prosecuted because the complaining witness no longer wanted to participate following the investigated conducted by the firm.
NO Court-Martial, NO Federal Conviction and NO Sex-Offender Registration.