Court-martial starts for soldier accused in rape case
WIESBADEN ARMY AIRFIELD, Germany — A general court-martial for a Wiesbaden-based soldier accused of sexually assaulting a German woman began Thursday at Wiesbaden Army Airfield.
Staff Sgt. Dareyun Boykin, a member of the 596th Maintenance Company, has been charged with one count of rape and one count of forcible sodomy.
Both counts stem from a March 25, 2006, incident in Mainz, according to court records. After a night out in Wiesbaden, the accused and another soldier allegedly returned to Boykin’s apartment in Mainz with the victim and the victim’s sister.
Two Article 32 hearings have been held in the case. The first Article 32 investigated the charges of attempted rape and forcible sodomy. After the victim’s testimony at that hearing, the attempted-rape charge was replaced by a charge of rape, which was investigated at a second Article 32. Charges were referred Jan. 4 and he was arraigned Jan. 16 and pleaded not guilty to both charges.
The victim reported the alleged incident to German police on the day it occurred.