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Commander orders trial after rape case is reinvestigated

The Air Force Times reports:

An airman whose sexual assault case was dismissed last September by former Third Air Force commander Lt. Gen. Craig Franklin will now face court-martial on rape charges.

Maj. Gen. Sharon Dunbar ruled Thursday to send Airman 1st Class Brandon Wright, formerly of Aviano Air Base, Italy, to trial after the Air Force took the extraordinary step of reinvestigating the case.

The Air Force Central Docketing office is working with government and defense counsel to set a court-martial date for Wright and to assign a military judge, Lt. Col. Kenneth Hoffman, a service spokesman, said in an email.

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