An elite Green Beret, U.S. Army Sergeant First Class Kelly A. Stewart admitted in court to having a one-night stand with a 28-year-old German woman. His accuser did, too. But that’s where the similarities end in their accounts of what transpired inside his Stuttgart hotel room.
One year later, the highly-decorated combat veteran found himself on trial, facing a slew of charges — including rape and kidnapping — that could send him to prison for life. His court-martial had begun.
During the first two days of the trial, prosecutors presented no physical evidence and/or eyewitnesses to the alleged crimes. Instead, their case was based almost entirely on the testimony of the accuser, a one-time mental patient who, with the backing of the German government, refused to allow her medical records to be entered as evidence.
At 15 minutes before midnight on the trial’s second day, Stewart was found guilty on several counts and the court was adjourned. The following morning, he was sentenced to eight years behind bars at Fort Leavenworth and branded a “sex offender” for life.
In my first nonfiction book, Three Days In August, I pull apart the actual Record of Trial and related documents to show how Stewart became a victim of a military justice system bowing to political correctness and pressure from the German government.
“Well-written and thoroughly researched, Three Days In August paints a convincing portrait of a military justice process that appears to have lacked one essential element – justice.” — Richard Miniter
Pamela Geller, the founder, editor and publisher of AtlasShrugs.com who makes frequent television appearances on Fox News Channel and on talk radio programs across the country, wrote the following in an article about the book:
In Three Days In August, investigative journalist Bob McCarty tells Stewart’s story. McCarty includes never-before-published information that he took straight from the actual trial records, and interviewed numerous key players in the case.
What emerges is a picture of a military establishment that is cowed by political correctness to the extent that it is even willing to throw our fighting men and women to the wolves to appease the left. What Stewart actually did was wrong, and he freely admits that and declares that he stands ready to accept the just penalties that he has coming to him. But until he gets a new trial, even though his sentence was reduced and he was released from prison, he still remains classified as a sex offender.
Though many of Stewart’s fellow Soldiers wrote letters of support, it seems their letters were largely ignored.
Find out why Stewart should have never been prosecuted, more less convicted. Order Three Days In August.
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LOVED ONE IN TROUBLE?
Since the October 2011 release of Three Days In August, I’ve been contacted by scores of people close to someone in the military who, they believed, had been wrongly accused and/or convicted of crimes as part of the Pentagon’s sexual assault witch hunt. Perhaps you have a similar story to share. If so, I’m sorry to learn about it. Though I can make no promises as to whether or not I can pursue an investigation and/or write about your loved one’s case, I will review it IF you forward an electronic copy of the Record of Trial to me at the following email address: BobMcCartyWrites (at) gmail (dot) com. If possible, please include copies of other related documents, a timeline of events and links to any news reports about the situation. Regardless of whether I’m able to help you, I will put you in touch with others who are dealing with similar situations. Thanks for contacting me.