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CADET GETS PRISON TERM FOR ASSAULTS ON WOMEN

A West Point cadet has been sentenced to four years in military prison and dismissal from the Army after pleading guilty to indecent assault and other charges for breaking into the rooms of four women cadets last year while they slept, the U.S. Military Academy said.

Tracey L. Rivers, a second-year cadet from Superior, Wis., was originally charged with one count of rape, three counts of housebreaking, one count of conduct unbecoming an officer, and five counts of indecent assault, unlawful entry and disorderly conduct.

Four women reported finding Rivers in their rooms watching or touching them, and one was "indecently assaulted," said Lt. Col. Kent Cassella, an academy spokesman. The charges were reduced after prosecutors examined all the evidence and talked to the victims, he said.

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