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Navy Midshipman Sues Academy, Superintendent

September 5, 2013

The female midshipman who has accused three former US Naval Academy football players of sexually assaulting her is now suing the academy and its superintendent, arguing that he must remove himself from the case, reports NBC News.

Citing Susan Burke, the attorney representing Midshipman 'Doe', NBC News said that Vice Admiral Michael Miller, superintendent of the academy, personally intervened in the case out of concern for his self-interest. The attorney added that Miller was actively intending to retaliate against her client for that fact that she had harmed the Naval Academy and him.

An Article 32 hearing ended Tuesday after eight days of testimony to determine whether or not a court-martial should be convened against the three accused midshipmen. The investigating officer will issue a report and recommendation on how the hearing's convening authority, in this case Miller, should proceed.

Source: NBC News

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