Pfc. Christian Alvarado was sentenced by a army choose to 18 years and three months in jail and was acquitted of two extra sexual assault prices, based on KFOX 14 in El Paso.
Final Dec. 31, Pfc. Asia Graham, 19, was discovered lifeless of an unintended overdose in her Fort Bliss barracks, a 12 months after she informed authorities Alvarado had sexually assaulted her whereas she was unconscious.
Three of Alvarado’s different accusers testified in opposition to him in court docket, based on El Paso Issues. The ladies have been named in court docket however the outlet does not publicly title assault victims with out their consent.
The army’s investigation into Graham’s loss of life led to new proof associated to her assault allegations, based on KFOX.
“As soon as the sentencing was over my entire anxiousness dropped to the underside of me nearly like I can begin my grief course of now,” Graham’s mom, Nicole Graham, stated, based on KVIA-TV in El Paso. “Now my child can relaxation in peace. I truthfully assume from the time she died till now she wasn’t in heaven. She was right here, she wished to see it by she wished to provide me the energy to see it by.”
The main points surrounding Graham’s loss of life are nonetheless below investigation by the U.S. Military Legal Investigation Command, based on KFOX.
Alvarado can be dishonorably discharged after serving his sentence, KVIA-TV reported.
A examine launched Friday discovered that feminine troopers at Fort Hood and Fort Bliss, each in Texas, confronted the very best threat of harassment and sexual assault, notably these in fight instructions or jobs reminiscent of subject artillery and engineering.