Synopsis of what has happened:
At Camp Pendleton in California a female Marine with 17 years of service, who is married to a Marine, both of whom have deployed to the Middle East, after drinking heavily went to a motel with another Marine. She is married to a Marine, who first reported the incident to her command, and later regretted doing so when he learned all the facts. She admits she lied at first, trying to stay out of trouble, and for the sake of her marriage she claimed it didn't happen. They both admit they had intercourse. She said she had been too intoxicated to consent. That made it an outcry of rape. The other Marine said he didn't know she was married, (they worked in the same building,) and he said she didn't look too intoxicated to him. The details are in the links. In the big picture, the Marines who return from service in the Middle East often have trouble with alcohol and such, and they often engage in risky behavior. There is a reason for that...
"[There are] 19,000 rapes and sexual assaults that the [Department of Defense] admits take place every year," Speier said in an Apr. 17 press conference to introduce the Sexual Assault Training Oversight and Prevention Act.
While many are never reported, the ones that are investigated hardly ever move forward. Of 3,192 cases reported in 2010, she said, only 191 saw convictions. "This should be an alarming figure to everyone."