Jury: Sailor Not Guilty In Peace Corps Rape Trial


Salon Staff
March 1, 2012 1:18PM (UTC)

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — In a rape case that focused on whether to believe a construction worker who works with the Navy SEALs or a woman who taught children in Uganda about safe sex, a military jury has decided the former Peace Corps volunteer's story of being sexually assaulted multiple times wasn't enough to convict the sailor.

After three days of testimony in Virginia, 27-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Camaren Walker was found not guilty of all charges against him. The case focused on whether a sailor who had won medals for good conduct and humanitarian service forced the woman to have sex in his hotel room in the East African nation's capital after the condom he was wearing came off twice.

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