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Congressman protests punishment of soldiers who confronted alleged child rapist

Congressman protests punishment of soldiers who confronted alleged child rapist

Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Alpine) is demanding that the Army overturn the punishment meted out to two Special Forces soldiers after they stood up to an Afghan commander who kept a young boy as a "sex slave."

Hunter, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan as a Marine officer, has blasted the treatment of Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland and Capt. Danny Quinn after they had an angry confrontation with an Afghan police commander. 

Martland admits hitting the commander after he found that the commander had repeatedly raped an 11-year-old boy and beaten the boy's mother, Hunter said in letters to Defense Secy. Ashton Carter and the inspector general of the Department of...

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