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Navy squadron commander arrested in San Diego and charged with rape

He commands a helicopter squadron based in Guam but was arrested in San Diego, where he was attending a conference.

The wreckage of a UH-60  Black Hawk helicopter, which was forced to crash land, is seen outside Kabul on January 16, 2009. A US Black Hawk helicopter was forced to crash land outside the Afghan capital but all seven US crew and passengers on board were safely evacuated, the US military said. The incident came one day after an Afghan army helicopter crashed in the west of the country, killing a senior general and 12 other members of the Afghan National Army. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)
The wreckage of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, which was forced to crash land, is seen outside Kabul on January 16, 2009. A US Black Hawk helicopter was forced to crash land outside the Afghan capital but all seven US crew and passengers on board were safely evacuated, the US military said. The incident came one day after an Afghan army helicopter crashed in the west of the country, killing a senior general and 12 other members of the Afghan National Army. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)
The wreckage of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, which was forced to crash land, is seen outside Kabul on January 16, 2009. A US Black Hawk helicopter was forced to crash land outside the Afghan capital but all seven US crew and passengers on board were safely evacuated, the US military said. The incident came one day after an Afghan army helicopter crashed in the west of the country, killing a senior general and 12 other members of the Afghan National Army. AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

 

He commands a helicopter squadron based in Guam but was arrested in San Diego, where he was attending a conference, Navy Times reports.

Photo credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images

 

He commands a helicopter squadron based in Guam but was arrested in San Diego, where he was attending a conference, Navy Times reports.

Photo credit: MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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