Soldier who recanted abuse statement gets 16-day sentence
April 6, 1997
ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland (CNN) -- A female Army private who claimed that overzealous military investigators coerced her into making false claims of sexual abuse pleaded guilty to four bad conduct charges Sunday, including one count of being absent without leave.
In return, Army prosecutors dropped a charge of making a false statement against Private Toni Moreland, who was sentenced to 16 days confinement and fined $300.
During the investigation into a sexual harassment scandal at the Army's Aberdeen Proving Ground, Moreland signed a statement saying she had consensual sex with a higher-ranking soldier. She later recanted that statement, saying she had signed it only because she had been pressured to do so.
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