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U.S. Army general to admit guilt to lesser counts in sex crimes trial

Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse at Ft. Bragg in FayettevilleBy Colleen Jenkins FORT BRAGG, North Carolina (Reuters) – A U.S. Army general will plead guilty on Thursday to military crimes of having an adulterous affair, seeking nude photos of junior officers and possessing pornography while deployed in Afghanistan, his lawyers said. Brigadier General Jeffrey Sinclair, the defendant in a rare court-martial against a top U.S. military officer, will continue to fight charges that he sexually assaulted a female captain during their three-year relationship. Sinclair's plans were announced by his defense team late Wednesday. The news was likely to shake up the court proceedings at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, which were scheduled to begin on Thursday with opening statements from lawyers.

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