AN AMERICAN DISGRACE:US Soldier kicked out of Special Forces for ‘shoving’ Afghan cop rapist of little boy
Decorated Green Beret is kicked out of U.S. Special Forces after ‘shoving’ Afghan police commander who ‘raped boy, 12, and beat up his mother when she reported the crime’
Sgt. Charles Martland, 33, was serving in Afghanistan’s Kunduz Province
He heard reports an Afghan police commander had raped 12-year-old boy
Commander Abdul Rahman had also allegedly beaten the child’s mother
Martland confronted Rahman in early 2011 – and ‘shoved him to ground’
He was flown out of region and sent home after Rahman reported attack
Now, 11-year veteran has been ‘involuntarily discharged’ from the Army
Verdict has sparked outrage among some Green Berets and politicians
‘It’s sad to think that a child rapist is put above one of our elite military operators,’ one Republican congressman said
Punished: Sgt 1st Class Charles Martland (pictured), a decorated Green Beret, is being kicked out of the Army after shoving an Aghan police officer he trained, after learning that the man had raped a boy
A decorated soldier who has worked for the U.S. Army Special Forces for 11 years is being kicked out after he stood up for a young rape victim and his beaten mother in Afghanistan, it is claimed.
Sergeant 1st Class Charles Martland, 33, was serving in the country’s war-torn Kunduz Province in 2011 when he apparently learned an Afghan police commander he had trained had raped a boy.
He and his team leader, Daniel Quinn, confronted Officer Abdul Rahman – who had also allegedly beaten the 12-year-old’s mother for reporting the sexual assault – and ‘shoved him to the ground’.
Despite Rahman walking away only bruised, Martland and Quinn were disciplined. The Army reportedly halted their mission, put them in temporary jobs, and then, finally, sent them home.
Upon their return, Quinn quit the Army and secured a job on Wall Street, Fox News exclusively reports. However, Martland, from Massachusetts, launched a fight to remain a Green Beret.
But now, the dedicated soldier has been ‘involuntary discharged’ from the Army following a ‘Qualitative Management Program’ that was apparently carried out in February this year.
An Army spokesman refused to confirm the details of Martland’s discharge for privacy reasons.
However, several army officials – and politicians – have expressed outrage at the verdict, which they believe was made due to the negative mark on Martland’s record from the January 2011 incident.
One of the soldier’s ex-teammates, known only as Casey, told Fox that if he was a commander, he would have given Martland ‘an award’ for confronting Rahman and ‘saving the [rape victim’s] life’.
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Outrage: However, several army officials – and politicians – have expressed outrage at the verdict. The January 2011 incident happened in the Kundux Province (pictured in April)
Meanwhile, Congressman Duncan Hunter, who has written to Defense Secretary Ash Carter about the verdict, said: ‘It’s sad to think that a child rapist is put above one of our elite military operators.
He added: ‘Sergeant Martland was left with no other choice but to intervene in a bad situation. The Army should stand up for what’s right and should not side with a corrupt Afghan police officer.’
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