December 10, 2020
A military appellate court has upheld the conviction of a former U.S. Navy chief who pleaded guilty last year to sex crimes that occurred while he was stationed in Bahrain.
The case of former Chief Logistics Specialist Calvin Halfacre was one of a rash of sex and trafficking cases involving Thai women and sailors stationed on the Middle Eastern island in 2017.
That year, three women working as prostitutes accused Halfacre of brutally raping them in his off-base apartment.
Navy prosecutors lost track of the women and none were