Guardsman sentenced for sexual assaul...

Guardsman sentenced for sexual assault of woman at Gap

There are 12 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from Apr 21, 2010, titled Guardsman sentenced for sexual assault of woman at Gap. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

A Pennsylvania National Guardsman was sentenced Wednesday to Lebanon County prison for three months to two years for sexually assaulting a woman in a Fort Indiantown Gap barracks in December 2007.

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mike of lebanon

Ephrata, PA

#1 Apr 21, 2010
I bet she will think twice about going with three men to the gap next time.
Alburtis Resident

Mays Landing, NJ

#2 Apr 22, 2010
The best part of this is the news and attorney neglect to mention that this is normal character for him. I believe the parts that were left out were he was still married but seperated, and was living with a girlfriend who just had his second child when this all happened. So this is the way he typically conducts himself. Amazing, Amazing, Amazing.
A joke it all is.

Alburtis Resident who will just never understand.
Macungie Resident

Mays Landing, NJ

#3 Apr 22, 2010
Oh this article cracks me up! Obviously the Lawyer and Reporter covering this story didn't do much background digging! From every aspect of how I have ever seen Ledford conduct himself, THIS WAS NOTHING UNEXPECTED! As Alburtis Resident brought to our attention, he was far from a Loving Husband, father, or guardsmen, and I would be ashamed of our Military if they would ever allow a man like this to represent our Contry again.

3 months for rape is just disgusting to me. I don't care if it was consentual the first round or not. Rape is Rape, and this man got off with a slap on the wrist..
Marine Mom

Chambersburg, PA

#4 Apr 22, 2010
mike of lebanon wrote:
I bet she will think twice about going with three men to the gap next time.
Isn't that the truth. All the guys get prison time but what about her behavior?? Why do women think they can act like sluts and then file charges when they're are treated as such? IDK, just seems like it is somewhat unfair. I don't condone rape but I also don't believe women should be allowed to lead a man in the direction that she wants to have sex and then change her mind in midstream, especially when alcohol is involved (on her part). Perhaps I would feel different if I were in this situation.

Emmaus, PA

#5 Apr 22, 2010
From what Ledford himself said, there were suppose to be 3 men and 3 women. The victim agrees that she had consentual sex with Ledford she is not claiming rape for that act she agreed to. It is what Ledford and his buddies decided to do after that against her will that she filed rape and WON with admissions of guilt I might ad. These men are suppose to be the people we respect and our children look up to as role models. I think since they were in that position of so called honor and repect they should be punished twice. Once for the accual crime and once for the disgrace they brought upon their uniforms, our respected military and our children.
Macungie Resident

Mays Landing, NJ

#6 Apr 22, 2010
Marine Mom, are you serious?????

It was CONSENTUAL SEX WITH LEDFORD, just the Victim and Ledford. It was when Ledford invited two other men, THAT WERE NOT CONSENTUAL, and proceeded force her to have sex with these men while he took pictures and then joined in as well, THAT IT BECAME RAPE!!!!!!!!!!

You should be ashamed of yourself for even making a comment like that!!!!

Emmaus, PA

#7 Apr 22, 2010
I also don't think Ledford is sorry for his act. He is sorry for getting caught as his past history confirms. Wife and young child, has another woman prenant while cheating on her with a third woman. His acts of so called indiscretion are just getting more and more serious. It is a scrary thought of what excitement he may need next and of course be sorry for after he gets cought. I sure hope the court systems takes this into concideration before granting release and parol. Another thing that needs to be concidered is he did this on military property and took the disguesting pictures with a military camara phone. Not sure how anyone can defend him or condone his behavior whether alcohol was or wasn't involved for either parties. Also, confessing to being extremely drunk whether in uniform or not also is not the way a so called military man should behave. I watched the trucks move the steel from NY to Coatsville and was touched. With this fresh in my mind, I find it repolsive that a man such as this could were a uniform of this country.

Sellersville, PA

#8 Apr 22, 2010
unbelievable. i also agree that this is just not enough time to 'learn your lesson', not that i think he will. the amount of times he has cheated on his wife, with his pregnant girlfriend, on his pregnant girlfriend with numerous people amazes me. telling them all lies about the other relationships like they are already divorce. he is only sorry he got caught and nothing else. had he had any sort of concious he would have learned his lesson after hurting his wife and girlfriend let alone his 2 children (who are better off without such scum in their lives). if he had any concious he wouldn't have thought it funny to take pictures of it all happening. he deserves more than he got here and i hope the military 'rapes' him of his freedons and rights, he deserves everything that he gets and then some. yes the girl should have thought twice before going back with them but no means no regardless!!

Hershey, PA

#9 Apr 22, 2010
Unfair to women who truly are raped. Here is another example of a woman who knew exactly what she was doing and then afterwards had a chenge of heart and cried rape. real classy chik having sex in a bathroom with men 10 years younger than you. Why can she say it was bad judgement and walk away but if they say it's bad judgement they get jail time. She's not a victim. She should be ashamed of herself.
Macungie Resident

Mays Landing, NJ

#10 Apr 22, 2010
Unfair, its obvious you must be a relative of Ledford, otherwise you look really stupid right now..She should be ashamed of herself huh? She should be ashamed that as a grown woman she chose to have sex with a man that was representing our country? She should be ashamed that during that consentual sex two other men were brought in to join, UNINVITED by the vitcim? She should be ashamed that she said NO, and all three of them kept going? She should be ashamed that Ledford took pictures of this horrible experiance for his own pleasure??? Seems like you should be the one thats ashamed..

Hershey, PA

#11 Apr 22, 2010

If it looks like a duck, walks like a duck and quacks like a must be a duck. I would say...she's a duck
Alburtis Resident

Mays Landing, NJ

#12 Apr 23, 2010
sometimes the truth just hurts, and some people can't handle the truth. Quack Quack

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