Joshua Tate http://delmarvapublicradio.net en Not Guilty Verdict in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case (Update) http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/not-guilty-verdict-naval-academy-sexual-assault-case-update <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A military judge has found a former U.S. Naval Academy football player not guilty of a sexual assault charge.</p><p>The judge on Friday acquitted Joshua Tate of Nashville, Tenn., of one count of aggravated sexual assault.</p><p>Tate chose to be tried by a judge rather than a military jury.</p><p>Prosecutors initially accused Tate and two other students of sexually assaulting a female student during a 2012 party at an off-campus house in Annapolis, Md., where the school is located.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 16:01:02 +0000 Don Rush 51139 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Not Guilty Verdict in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case (Update) Charges To Be Dropped Against One Defendant in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/charges-be-dropped-against-one-defendant-naval-academy-sexual-assault-case <p>WASHINGTON (AP) - A lawyer for a woman at the center of a sexual assault case involving two U.S Naval Academy midshipmen says military prosecutors plan to recommend dropping a charge against one of the men.</p><p>The lawyer, Ryan Guilds, said prosecutors told the woman and her lawyers Thursday they intend to recommend dropping the charge against Midshipman Eric Graham of Alabama.</p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 15:39:06 +0000 Don Rush 47462 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Charges To Be Dropped Against One Defendant in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case Courts Martial Recommended in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case http://delmarvapublicradio.net/post/courts-martial-recommended-naval-academy-sexual-assault-case <p>ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says two of three midshipmen should face a court-martial in a sexual assault case.</p><p>Vice Adm. Michael Miller on Thursday said he has referred the cases of Midshipmen Eric Graham and Joshua Tate to general court-martial. He decided not to refer Midshipman Tra&#39;ves Bush.</p><p>The case of the former football players has drawn attention at a time when the White House, Congress and Pentagon are focusing on sexual assaults in the military.</p><p>The case stems from an alcohol-fueled April 2012 party at an off-campus house.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 15:49:46 +0000 Don Rush 42702 at http://delmarvapublicradio.net Courts Martial Recommended in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case