EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) -- Men who say they were drugged and raped by an Air Force officer lied to avoid being revealed as gay in the military, a defense attorney told a military jury Tuesday.The prosecution must have DNA evidence or other strong evidence for the defense attorney to decide to paint the alleged victims as the real criminals. But in this case, the alleged conspiracy was even greater since there are multiple alleged victims.
Capt. Devery L. Taylor, former chief of patient administration at Eglin Regional Hospital, is gay and engaged in consensual sex with the men, his civilian attorney, Martin Regan, said during opening arguments in Taylor's court-martial.
For those men who help keep the "women lie about rape all the time" myth alive, this should be a reminder that the anti-victim myths they help spread may be used against them if they ever become a rape victim.
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