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TODAY   |  March 21, 2014

General accused of sex assault avoids jail time

The U.S. Army general who agreed to a plea bargain on sexual assault charges has avoided jail time and dismissal from the military. On Thursday a judge reprimanded him and fined him $20,000.

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>>> the u.s. army general who agreed to a plea bargain on sexual assault charges has avoided jail time and dismissal from the military. reprimanded jeffrey sinclair and fined him $20,000. sinclair admitted having improper relationships with several junior female officers, including a three-year affair with a captain who accused him of sexual assault . critics say the sentence proves that the pentagon is not serious about combatting sexual misconduct .