September 7, 2018, New York Times Magazine, Justin Rose
I would never have guessed that closure would come to me in a small courtroom in Manhattan, Kan. A year and a half ago, on my 34th birthday, I sat on a witness stand and recounted how I was sexually assaulted on New Year’s Day 2006 by a fellow Marine — someone I had considered a friend while we were deployed to the Horn of Africa.
This wasn’t the first time I had told my story in front of a judge. Seven months after the incident occurred, my assault was the impetus for a military court-martial. I flew to MacDill Air Force Base, in Florida, with three other Marines from my unit, to testify against our assailant in front of a military judge. That judge found our testimony not conclusive enough for a conviction.
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