Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UJMJ) outlines the types of offenses as well as the criminal penalties that a member of the military may face if convicted of sexual assault and other acts of sexual misconduct. If convicted, a military service member could be dismissed from service or dishonorably discharged.
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The penalties for the various types of offenses under Article 120 vary depending on the circumstances. Sexual misconduct cases carry fewer punishments than rape and sexual assault, for example. However, the stigma of conviction, regardless of the severity of the crime, will have long-lasting effects for those convicted.
These are the different types of Article 120 charges:
The minimum sentence for these offenses, such as abusive sexual contact, would be as much as 15 years in prison. A rape conviction, which is at the farthest end of the spectrum, could lead to life imprisonment. A judge may even choose to issue the death penalty as punishment. A military service member convicted of a sexual offense not only loses his or her position, but also forfeits the pay and the benefits that were provided.
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