Air Force general defends overturning sexual-assault conviction

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Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin
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The Air Force general who overturned a sexual-assault conviction for a star fighter pilot vigorously defended his decision in a lengthy letter, saying that accusations that he did not take sex crimes seriously were 'complete and utter nonsense.' Franklin also said he had a hard time believing that the defendant, Lt. Col. James Wilkerson, could have committed 'the egregious crime of sexually assaulting a sleeping woman' given that he was 'a doting father and husband' who had been selected for promotion.

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