A chaplain’s convictions.

A Navy chaplain who served aboard the aircraft carrier Carl Vinson was found guilty Monday of raping a young enlisted woman.

The woman Dillman raped said that he befriended her after she came to him seeking help with problems. She said he attacked her in his apartment one afternoon after they had worked out together.

Virginian-Pilot, 1 June 2009.

He was found not guilty of two other sexual assault charges regarding the same female sailor.

Testimony during his Article 32 hearings revealed an alleged pattern of conduct and contact involving young female sailors. Witnesses said he told stories about being involved in covert combat operations. In an unsworn statement in the courtroom in the July hearing, he claimed to be suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder, deafness in his right ear and dysfunction in his central nervous system.

Andrew Scutro, Navy Times, 1 June 2009.

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