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Military jury finds special warfare sailor not guilty of raping Peace Corps worker in Africa
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) ' A military jury has found a Navy special warfare sailor not guilty of raping a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Camaren Walker was accused of raping the woman in November 2010 in the East African nation while he was deployed as a construction worker in support of a small group of Navy SEALs. Military prosecutors said he met the volunteer out at a bar one night and she willingly went back to his hotel room.
In closing arguments, Walker's defense attorney repeatedly said the woman's story was unbelievable and that she simply regretted a one-night stand.
Both sides said the 27-year-olds started out having consensual sex. But prosecutors said that after his condom came off twice, she wanted him to stop.