August 25, 2016 at 12:27 pm EDT | by Lou Chibbaro Jr.
BREAKING: Seefried not guilty in sex assault case
Josh Seefried, gay news, Washington Blade, OutServe, SLDN

Gay Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried was found not guilty of all charges on Thursday. (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

A judge on Thursday found gay Air Force Lt. Joshua Seefried not guilty of all charges stemming from a 2012 incident in which he was accused of sexual assault by a fellow gay service member.

The verdict follows a court martial proceeding at Andrews Air Force Base in Camp Springs, Md., in which Seefried was on trial more than two years after being charged in April 2014 with wrongful and abusive sexual contact and forcible sodomy in connection with a former Marine’s allegations.

The Blade is at Andrews Air Force Base and will update this post shortly.

Lou Chibbaro Jr. has reported on the LGBT civil rights movement and the LGBT community for more than 30 years, beginning as a freelance writer and later as a staff reporter and currently as Senior News Reporter for the Washington Blade. He has chronicled LGBT-related developments as they have touched on a wide range of social, religious, and governmental institutions, including the White House, Congress, the U.S. Supreme Court, the military, local and national law enforcement agencies and the Catholic Church. Chibbaro has reported on LGBT issues and LGBT participation in local and national elections since 1976. He has covered the AIDS epidemic since it first surfaced in the early 1980s. Follow Lou

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