United States Court of Appeals
for the Armed Forces
450 E Street, Northwest Washington D.C. 20442-0001

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

9:30 a.m.:

United States v.

Donald J. Brown No. 13-0244/NA
(Appellee) (Appellant) (audio)

Counsel for Appellant: LT David C. Dziengowski, JAGC, USN (brief)
                                         ---------------------------------- (reply brief) Counsel for Appellee:  Maj David N. Roberts, USMC (brief)

Case Summary: GCM conviction of rape of a child, aggravated sexual abuse of a child, endangering a child, and indecent liberties with a child.  The granted issue questions whether the procedure used by the military judge violated Appellant's presumption of innocence and right to a fair trial where the military judge, without good cause shown and without findings of compelling or substantial need, allowed a victim advocate to serve as a witness attendant for a seventeen-year old and referred to the witness attendant as the complainant's "advocate" before the court members.

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