United States v. PV2 D.

Article 85, Desertion

PV2 D. went AWOL after being sexually harassed by her unit leadership.  PV2 D. returned to civilian life where she was a productive citizen, holding employment as an office manager.  Years later, she was apprehended and, unbelievably, the command chose to take her to trial. The military judge sentenced her to 60 days hard-labor and reduction to E-1. 

Result:  The command accepted a post-trial chapter 10. PV2 D. did not perform hard labor.