Navy Football Players in Rape Investigation
3 accused of assaulting drunk female midshipman at party
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted May 31, 2013 5:11 PM CDT
Navy Midshipmen celebrate a win over Army.   (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

(Newser) – The military has yet another high-profile sex-assault investigation on its hands, this one involving three unidentified players on the Navy football team, reports Military.com. They are accused of raping a drunk female midshipman during an off-campus party last year, reports the New York Times, which has interviewed the unidentified woman. The 21-year-old says she was drunk before she arrived at the party and continued drinking while there. She acknowledges that she doesn't remember much, apart from being on a bed with one player on the team and later in a car with three others.

“I was sitting on my knees on the floor in the back seat,” she tells the Times. “I remember briefly seeing them, and I remember crying, and being upset and saying I’m sorry.” A day later, when she noticed bruises on her body, she says one of the players admitted they had sex with her. Soon, rumors started flying around campus on social media—including a private Facebook page for players—and the woman went to authorities when she heard another female cadet was going to report the incident. No charges have been filed, but the graduation of one of the suspects has been delayed while the investigation continues. The three were allowed to play this season.

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orlandojonny
Jun 3, 2013 5:29 AM CDT
I served in the Navy while men and women were still segregated. My last duty station was an aircraft carrier in 1975, they were preparing the ship to bring women aboard. Some of the sailors were preparing in their own way by drilling holes in what would be a women's shower. I was glad to be getting out as I knew it would be trouble...I was right.
Perotstheman
Jun 1, 2013 5:31 AM CDT
hmmm..let's try this social experiment..Female cadet gets falling down drunk and attends a party overrun with macho,egotistacal,testosterone juiced young idiots. Let's see what potential interaction could develope from THAT scenario....male cadets..guilty,of course, and should be held accountable to the NTH degree...female cadet....stupid,careless,irresponsible,immature, probably emotionally skewed, and in possession of EXTREMELY poor judgement at the very least....accountable?? you bet, and just as accountable as the male cadets I feel. They ALL displayed levels of immaturity and social deviancy that are just plain unacceptable in any discipline guided organization...especially today's high tech, hands off war machine that is our current military. Potential actions and decisions that require the highest level of discipline,maturity,judgement,discernment, patience,intelligence and wisdom require those qualities in every individual that will be in the position to make such calls...NONE of these cadets have displayed ANY of these qualities and should therefore be gone immediately,without any further discussion.
trebor171
May 31, 2013 9:18 PM CDT
I am not trying to place the blame on the young lady, but she is culpable in this as well. I hope her graduation is also being held up, getting so sloppy drunk you can't remember who you fracked is not the kind of officer I want to see in my military.