BHS Graduate Accused Of Sexual Assault

BHS Graduate Accused Of Sexual Assault

Posted: Updated:
MOBILE, Alabama -

Eric Graham is a 2009 graduate of Blount High School. He now faces a military judge after being accused of raping a 20 year-old in Annapolis, Maryland.

"He did not and in fact has not been accused at any point of raping anybody and there is no evidence that he engaged in any non-consensual sexual of any kind," said Chip Herrington who represents Graham.

Herrington maintains that his client is innocent. It's not your typical court case, though. Graham is a member of the U.S. Naval Academy and so is the alleged victim.

"Im not going to let this assault define me," said the victim, who is concealing her identity.

Graham and fellow naval midshipman Joshua Tate are accused of raping the victim in a car after leaving a party. Lawyers admit a sex act was performed, but argue that the alleged victim was aware of what was happening.

"And because he didn't stop her and because she now claims that she must have been intoxicated when it happened that equates to a lack of consent. We dispute that it was non-consensual," said Herrington.

The court martial is likely to happen in December or January. The suspects could face jail time and may have to repay the cost of their education.

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Fifteen People Arrested In Prostitution Sting

    Thursday, August 28 2014 5:36 PM EDT2014-08-28 21:36:02 GMT
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
    The Escambia Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit conducted an undercover sting operation
  • Study: Alabama's 15 Most Dangerous Cities

    Study: Alabama's 15 Most Dangerous Cities

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:10 PM EDT2014-08-27 16:10:58 GMT
    Only one city in southern Alabama in among the state's 15 most dangerous and it's not even in the top 10, according to a new report.
    Only one city in southern Alabama in among the state's 15 most dangerous and it's not even in the top 10, according to a new report.
  • Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Mystery of Death Valley's moving rocks solved

    Thursday, August 28 2014 3:20 PM EDT2014-08-28 19:20:23 GMT
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
    For years scientists have theorized about how large rocks some weighing hundreds of pounds zigzag across Racetrack Playa in Death Valley National Park, leaving long trails etched in the earth.
Powered by WorldNow

555 Broadcast Dr,
Mobile AL 36606

Telephone: 251.479.5555
Fax: 251.473.8130
Email: news5@wkrg.com

Can't find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Media General Communications Holdings, LLC. A Media General Company.