Air Force Academy Cadet Acquitted of Rape

NotGuilty.ShutterstockAn Air Force Academy cadet was recently found not guilty of rape after a court-martial trial, The Gazette reported, citing a news release from the academy.Cadet Zachery Chubb, a football player, was accused of “fondling a female cadet and forcing her to touch his genitals during an academy dorm room encounter in October 2014,” The Gazette reported, adding a panel of eight officers – four men and four women – found Chubb innocent.

“[D]efense lawyers painted the victim as a conniving woman who lied about the charges so she could avoid getting in trouble because of her poor grades,” the newspaper reported.

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