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Only six months for Midshipman convicted of rape?
I cannot adequately describe the level of contempt I have for any man, much less an aspiring officer of the U.S. Navy, who would rape and otherwise sexually assault a woman in the manner that former Midshipman 3rd Class Patrick Edmond has been convicted of ("Naval Academy Midshipman found guilty of rape," Sept. 29). That said, I find that I have even more contempt for a military system that would mete out such limited penalty — six months in the brig, dismissal from the academy and the Navy — to a person who was found guilty of raping and sexual assaulting a classmate, and then lying to investigators.
October 4, 2011