Below I include again a brief description of SEXUAL ASSAULT/ABUSE noting that these profile descriptions aimed at children are the same for adult men and women.
'In most child sexual abuse cases, the abuser ‘grooms’ their victims and the victim’s parents before the abuse, so that disclosure of the abuse is less likely and/or less believable. Here are some ways that you can identify grooming tendencies and prevent child sexual abuse.
Sexual predators have several tools at their disposal to carry out their sickening abuses on children; fear, isolation, power, and silence are major tactics used by molesters'.
Senior Military Lawyer, Background Briefing Â Uniform Code of Military Justice and Court Martial Procedures, DoD News Transcript, May 19, 2004,
I have already made a STRONG CASE description of how SEXUAL TORTURE at ABU GHRAIB mirrors what I have found in NOSY NEIGHBOR AND THE GANG structures. Above I show an example of COURT MARTIAL PROCESS used in prosecuting these ABU GHRAIB staff.
AMBUHL as FREDERICK were given lighter sentences ENGLAND/GRANER but were indeed recognized in roles played during ABU GHRAIB psycho-sexual torture. Remember, military court creates PRECEDENCE as to what is societal norms in these areas, the process will show structure which can transfer to US Federal and international courts.
'England did not enter a plea when she was arraigned Friday. She faces a prison sentence of up to 38 years, a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances if convicted'.
Abu Ghraib Court Martial: Specialist Megan Ambuhl, USA
Nov 10 2004Common Dreams NewsCenter (*)
WASHINGTON — November 10 — Army Specialist Megan Ambuhl has become the third military police reservist and fourth U.S. soldier convicted over Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse. For standing by while abuse occurred and failing to intervene or report it, Ambuhl was convicted on Oct. 30, 2004, of dereliction of duty and sentenced to reduction in rank to private and loss of a half-months pay.
Additional charges brought against Ambuhl but dropped under the pretrial agreement had included allegations of conspiracy, maltreatment, and indecent acts. In addition to having the charges reduced, Ambuhl was subjected to a summary court martial under which any imprisonment that might have been imposed would have been limited to thirty days.
Ordinarily the summary court martial, limited to enlisted personnel, is reserved for minor disciplinary offences, in contrast to the potentially more punitive special court martial and general court martial. At a background briefing in May 2004 prior to the first Abu Ghraib court martial, a senior military lawyer explained:
The summary court martial. Maximum punishment is 30 days. Officers dont go to summary court martials, because, one, they cant be confined in a summary court martial. Its generally considered for minor disciplinary-type procedures, minor military-type offenses; UA, unauthorized absence, for example, smart-mouth at your commander, et cetera.
Senior Military Lawyer, Background Briefing Â Uniform Code of Military Justice and Court Martial Procedures, DoD News Transcript, May 19, 2004, http://soros.c.topica.com/maacQK1abbB0mb36p4Yb/
Ambuhl reportedly was present during sexually humiliating abuse including the formation and photographing of a human pyramid of nude detainees, and was partially visible in a photograph of Pfc. Lynndie England holding a leash attached to a nude detainee. At the same time, several detainees reportedly praised Ambuhl for treating them humanely, and she apparently came to the aid of a detainee who had difficulty breathing after being punched by another soldier.
Dereliction of duty, the sole remaining charge against Ambuhl, is governed by Article 92 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) governing the failure to follow orders or obey regulations:
892. ART. 92. FAILURE TO OBEY ORDER OR REGULATION
Any person subject to this chapter who–
(1) violates or fails to obey any lawful general order or regulation;
(2) having knowledge of any other lawful order issued by any member of the armed forces, which it is his duty to obey, fails to obey the order; or
(3) is derelict in the performance of his duties;
shall be punished as a court-martial may direct.
10 USC Â§892, UCMJ Article 92, http://soros.c.topica.com/maacQK1abbB0nb36p4Yb/
Because it was Ambuhlâ€™s duty to intervene to stop the prisoner abuse, her failure to do so was akin to disobeying orders.
While admitting the wrongfulness of Ambuhls failure to intervene, Ambuhls attorney also has argued that she neglected to report the abuse because of the involvement of superiors and military intelligence personnel.
Thus far, all four Abu Ghraib prosecutions have resulted in plea bargains and three have been brought under either a summary court martial or special court martial, with only former Army Staff Sergeant Ivan Frederick being subjected to a general court martial, resulting in an eight-year prison sentence.
Remaining Abu Ghraib courts martial include those of Pfc. England, scheduled to stand trial Jan. 17, 2005, Specialist Charles Graner, whose trial is set to begin Jan. 7, 2005, and Sgt. Javal Davis, who goes on trial starting Feb. 1, 2005.
As I bring detail of these few military court martial/plea deals I continue to note that all that ABU GHRAIB psycho-sexual practice modeled on STANFORD TOTAL PRISON was and is now deemed DEPRAVITY------CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY-----there is no societal support for this behavior outside of a small group of global private military staff and leadership.
"Frankly, I've got to tell you, it had a strong impact on me," said Col. Allen Batschelet. "As an Army officer, I was embarrassed by what I saw in the media."
He added, "The values I hold dear as a soldier were called into question by the whole affair."
I am fighting back as I work to make my apartment and building SAFE with WELL-BEING-----no fear or intimidation on my part in advancing my CASE against NOSY NEIGHBOR AND THE GANG.
Court-Martial Will Hear Taped Testimony of Prisoners
By KATE ZERNIKEJAN. 8, 2005
FORT HOOD, Tex., Jan. 7 - Three Iraqi detainees who say they were abused by soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison will testify against the reservist accused of being the leader of the abuse, prosecutors said Friday, as the court completed jury selection for the court-martial.
The reservist, Specialist Charles A. Graner Jr., 36, is the first soldier to face a contested trial in the abuse case, which broke open last spring with the publication of photographs that showed, among other things, naked detainees piled in a pyramid and simulating sex. The photographs show Specialist Graner and other military captors grinning and giving the thumbs-up sign.
A military judge said the opening statements in the court-martial would begin Monday.
On Thursday, prosecutors dropped four counts against Specialist Graner, including allegations that he committed adultery with another soldier and tried to coerce a different soldier into remaining silent about the abuses he had seen. Specialist Graner still faces a maximum of 17 1/2 years in prison if convicted on charges of assault, maltreatment, dereliction of duty and indecent acts.
The testimony of the detainees, who were not identified, was taken in videotaped statements in Iraq last month. The list of 35 witnesses includes Specialist Joseph M. Darby, the reservist who gave the photographs to investigators and told them that Specialist Graner had bragged about mistreating prisoners. Also scheduled to appear are four soldiers who have agreed to testify as part of plea agreements and the commander of their unit, the 372nd Military Police Company, based in Cresaptown, Md.
Specialist Graner sat passively on Friday as his lawyer entered his plea of not guilty, but he expressed confidence as he greeted a phalanx of cameras and reporters outside. "There's been ups and downs, but the ups have so outweighed the downs," he said. "Whatever happens is going to happen, but I still feel it's going to be, you know, on the positive side."