Soldier Court-Martial Concludes

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

An Army officer has been acquitted by a military judge of the most serious charges leveled against him, but was convicted of having sex without informing his partner he had genital herpes.

1st Lt. Mike Hall was found not guilty of adultery and rape involving a female soldier in an incident in her barracks room at Mississippi's Camp Shelby.

Thirty-five-year-old Hall, of Nashville, Tenn., testified Wednesday in his court-martial that a night of dancing, flirting and kissing led to consensual sex last August, but 26-year-old Jennifer Dyer, a former 1st Lieutenant, accused him of rape.

Hall's defense argued she made the claim to avoid being deployed to Iraq.

A military judge sentenced Hall on the sex transmission charge. He ordered Hall to forfeit $1,000 of his $3700 monthly pay for four months. The judge says Hall will receive a written reprimand.

Hall's deployment to Iraq will be up to the company commander. Hall says he wants to go overseas to show that what he did was a mistake.


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