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Female private testifies superior officer raped her

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FORT BRAGG (AP) -- A female private with the Army Reserve has testified she had consensual sex with a superior officer many times before he raped her.

The testimony was released at a pretrial hearing to determine if Master Sergeant Roland Perez should face a court-martial. Perez also is accused of mistreatment of a female soldier subject to his orders.

The rape is alleged to have occurred in October, about a week after Perez's wife confronted the alleged victim. The woman's name was not released. She says Perez sent her a text message asking her to come to his office. She says Perez raped her after she refused to resume the relationship.

Some witnesses testified the woman was manipulative and questioned her trustworthiness.

Closing arguments are scheduled today.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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