If only I could be a fly on the wall to bear witness to how the Navy handles his case compared to mine which was held in the same building several years ago.
A boozed-up Navy destroyer skipper is about to get the book thrown at him in San Diego, reported investigative journalist Ret. Maj Glenn Mac Donald of MCC.
CMDR Jay Wylie's, a 19-year Navy veteran is charged with rape, sodomy, aggravated sexual assault and a laundry list of other charges which will most likely cost him retirement pension and perhaps put him behind bars for some years to come.
It’s said that his troubles began with a whiskey bottle. Sources say whenever the former Navy commander got drunk he "came on" to the nearest female in uniform.
I just had a flashback to when I served as the only female onboard the USS STOUT for almost a year. Boy, did I have to beat them off with a stick!!
According to his charge sheet, Wylie, while "publicly intoxicated," was on a liberty port call at Victoria in the Seychelles Dec. 31, 2010 when he "pinned" a junior officer up against a bar, tried to kiss her, and put his hand up her dress and into her panties.
SECOND INCIDENT WITH ENLISTED SAILOR IN CABIN
After the second incident, the drunken sailor was fired. Why did it take so long?
Food for thought:
I served in the Navy nearly 20 years and can confess to near encounters of sexual assault and sexual harassment. I never officially reported the incidents because I worked in a male dominated environment and feared no one would take my complaints seriously (which was the case with my EO and Reprisal complaints).
In this case, there were too many witnesses. The first victim, the female officer, she should have demanded an immediate investigation into the skippers unwelcomed advances which would have resulted in his swift removal from command also preventing him from preying on his next victim.
No woman deserves to be touch, fondled and handled inappropriately without her expressed permission. NO means NO!!