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Former sex assault prosecutor reportedly receives reprimand

Jul. 19, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
Jay Morse
Lt. Col. Joseph 'Jay' Morse in 2013. (LM Otero/The Associated Press)
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The Army's former lead sexual assault prosecutor has been relieved after an investigation into allegations he tried to grope a female colleague against her will, according to a Stars and Stripes report on Friday.

Lt. Col. Joseph “Jay” Morse was relieved last month, according to the report, and reportedly received a general letter of reprimand in connection with the case, normally a career-ending administrative action. He is not being criminally charged, Stripes reported, citing an Army official who spoke on the condition of anonymity.

Morse’s reprimand was first reported in The Washington Post.

Morse, former chief of the Trial Counsel Assistance Program at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, had been suspended from his job pending outcome of an investigation, an Army spokesman confirmed for Army Times in March. The spokesman did not elaborate on the allegations at the time.

But according to a March report in Stars and Stripes, he was accused of attempting to kiss and grab a female Army lawyer in a hotel room during a sexual assault legal conference for special victim prosecutors in 2011.

Morse denied any nonconsensual contact with the woman, according to Stars and Stripes.

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