Court-martial finds former Bragg prosecutor guilty of rape
Posted January 26, 2015
Fort Bragg, N.C. — A former prosecutor for the 82nd Airborne Division was found guilty in court-martial Monday of raping his estranged wife in 2012.
A military jury convicted Maj. Erik Burris, who was relieved of his duties two years ago during an investigation of the case against him, on two counts of rape, four counts of assault and one count each of forcible sodomy and disobeying an order from a superior commissioned officer.
Burris was cleared of four counts of assault and two counts each of sexual assault, forcible sodomy and communicating a threat.
He was sentenced to 20 years in military prison and was discharged from the Army, forfeiting all of his pay and benefits.