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Army Prosecutor Found Guilty Of Multiple Sexual Assault Charges

Maj. Erik J. Burris once prosecuted sexual assault cases.

Posted on January 27, 2015, at 5:02 p.m. ET

A former Army prosecutor has been sentenced to 20 years imprisonment after being convicted of several sexual assault charges, including rape and forcible sodomy, against multiple victims.

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A court-martial panel on Monday found Maj. Erik J. Burris guilty of two specifications of rape, four specifications of assault, forcible sodomy, and disobeying an officer, Fort Bragg said in a statement.

He was found not guilty of other sodomy and assault charges.

Burris had been serving as the chief of justice for the 82nd Airborne Division when the allegations against him came to light, a Fort Bragg spokeswoman told BuzzFeed News.

In that role, Burris prosecuted all types of cases, including sexual assault cases.

Burris pled not guilty to all of the charges. In an interview last year, Burris said he was being accused of raping his then-wife and assaulting his children.

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He insisted he was innocent and said the allegations came out after his wife left him in late 2012.

"She proceeded to make more and more allegations," he told Fox 40. "Each time she spoke to someone new she was accusing me of something else. And generally those accusations became more heinous as the process went on."

Fort Bragg does not reveal the identities of the victims in these types of cases, the spokeswoman told BuzzFeed News.

Burris was sentenced to 20 years in confinement, dismissal from the services, and forfeiture of pay, the Army said.