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Ex-Army prosecutor found guilty of rape at court-martial
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FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) -- A former U.S. Army prosecutor who handled sexual-assault cases has been found guilty on rape charges following a six-day court-martial at Fort Bragg.

The Army issued a five-sentence statement Monday saying Maj. Erik J. Burris was found guilty on two charges of rape and forcible sodomy, and four charges of assault and disobeying an order. The Army said Burris was sentenced to 20 years in prison, dismissed from the service, and ordered to forfeit all pay.

The statement was the first issued by the Army about the case and provides no details about Burris' crimes.

Calls to Fort Bragg public affairs officials were not returned.

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