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Adultery charge takes down Fort Jackson general

- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A U.S. Army Training Center commander at Fort Jackson in South Carolina was suspended over allegations he committed adultery, a military spokesman said.

Brig. Gen. Bryan Roberts also was alleged to have been involved in a fight, Bloomberg reported. His charges are being "thoroughly investigated," the Army said in a statement. The Army didn't disclose the nature of his alleged physical altercation or whether the alleged adultery occurred with someone in his direct chain of command, Bloomberg reported.

The Uniform Code of Military Justice lists adultery as a violation.

Gen. Roberts is married with three children, Bloomberg reported. He took command of the base, which provides half of the Army's basic training and trains about 60 percent of female recruits, in April 2012. He's served 29 years, Bloomberg reported.

He was suspended by Gen. Robert Cone, who commands the Army Training and Doctrine Command, Bloomberg said.

The suspension comes at a time of growing Capitol Hill calls to crack down on sexual abuse in the military, following several high-profile cases and a Pentagon survey that shows such crimes are on the rise.

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