Jury starts deliberating in Peace Corps rape trial
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A military jury has begun deliberating whether to convict a special warfare sailor accused of raping a Peace Corps volunteer in Uganda multiple times.
Petty Officer 2nd Class Camaren Walker was in the East African nation in November 2010 as a construction worker to support a small group of Navy SEALs. Military prosecutors say he met the volunteer out at a bar one night and that she willingly went back to his hotel room.
Prosecutors say that Walker and the woman, who are both 27, started having consensual sex. But prosecutors say that after his condom came off twice, she wanted him to stop.
In closing arguments, Walker's defense attorney repeatedly said the woman's story was unbelievable.
The Associated Press generally does not identify victims of sexual assault.