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U.S. Naval Academy sexual assault trial continues

8:45 AM, Sep 2, 2013   |    comments
U.S. Navy Midshipmen Eric Graham, left, Tra'ves Bush and Josh Tate. The U.S. Naval Academy football players are facing court martial charges that they sexually assaulted a female midshipman. CREDIT: U.S. Navy via AP (Photo: U.S. Navy via AP)
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WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. Naval Academy students are scheduled to testify in a hearing to determine if three of their fellow midshipmen will face a court-martial in a sexual assault case.

The hearing is continuing Monday after a long week that spanned the holiday weekend.

A Navy investigator was cross-examined by three defense teams late Sunday night at the Washington Navy Yard. Special Agent Jesus Torres described the investigation as one of the biggest he has taken part in.

A female midshipman was allegedly sexually assaulted at an April 2012 party off campus in Annapolis. But she testified she doesn't directly remember having sex with the men after a night of heavy drinking.

She finished her testimony Sunday after spending days on the stand last week. The Article 32 hearing began Tuesday.

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