SANTA CRUZ (CBS/AP) – An Army official said this week there was not enough evidence to proceed with a rape prosecution against the man who killed two Santa Cruz police officers, fueling the debate over how the military investigates sex crimes.
Jeremy Goulet fatally shot Sgt. Loran Baker and Detective Elizabeth Butler on February 26th, before being killed in a shootout with police. He had had twice been accused of rape while he was a soldier in 2006.
The Army said DNA and fingerprint evidence failed to link Goulet to two alleged victims. While Goulet was never charged, he received a less than honorable discharge.