In the Navy, if your victim is unconscious, you have a “Get Out of Jail Free” card.
The former director of surgery at Portsmouth Naval Medical Center, who was brought up on charges that he had sex with an intern while she was too intoxicated to give consent, will not face a court-martial.
Senior officers at the hospital have accepted a recommendation by an investigating officer not to pursue a trial for Cmdr. Steven Cobery because his accuser could not remember the events in question, a hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday.
Words fail me.