West Point cadet found guilty of rape

Posted: Updated:

A West Point cadet was found guilty of rape and attempted rape involving two former female cadets at a court-martial Thursday.

Lonnie Story, 22, was found guilty of rape for an incident in October of 2005 and attempted rape for an incident of January of 2005. Story was sentenced to eight years in prison and has been dismissed from the military academy and the Army. The five-person panel needed only four votes to convict Story. They also were considering the lesser charge of indecent assault.

A lawyer for the government says Story has ?tarnished the institution.? Story?s attorney says he will appeal the verdict. However, that action will go through the Army Court of Appeals, which is backlogged and short-staffed.

Related Information Court-martialed West Point cadet testifies sex was consensual Alleged rape victim testifies in West Point cadet court-martial West Point Army cadet faces life behind bars in rape case

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."