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Thu October 10, 2013

Courts Martial Recommended in Naval Academy Sexual Assault Case

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The U.S. Naval Academy superintendent says two of three midshipmen should face a court-martial in a sexual assault case.

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'ves Bush.

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.

The case stems from an alcohol-fueled April 2012 party at an off-campus house.

The alleged victim is a fellow midshipman who was drinking and has said she doesn't remember having sex that night. She said she heard about the allegations after the party from others.