Stuttgart-based MP accused of having sex with subordinate
STUTTGART, Germany — A Stuttgart-based military policeman has been accused of having sex with a female subordinate, then threatening her if she didn’t keep quiet about it.
Army Sgt. Corbin Timberman of the 554th Military Police Company could face up to 11 years’ confinement and a dishonorable discharge if convicted of five charges relating to an alleged sexual encounter in February.
According to the charge sheet, Timberman is accused of conspiring with another soldier to arrange a place for sex, offering to influence the alleged victim’s career in exchange for sex, threatening to kill her if she told anyone, adultery and sodomy.
At an Article 32 hearing Wednesday, Timberman’s attorney told the investigating officer that the case rested entirely on the accuser’s story.
Prosecutors contended that enough evidence was presented to advance the case to a court-martial.
No other persons, including the person with whom Timberman has been alleged to conspire, have been formally charged in the case, according to Maj. Allen Hing, a spokesman with the 21st Theater Support Command.
After further consultation, the investigating officer in the case will recommend later this month whether the case should proceed to court-martial.
A convening authority, typically an officer higher in the accused’s command, would then decide if a court-martial would convene and what charges would be faced.