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why would they send someone charged with raping another sailor to captains mast? Will they be able to send him to prison from a captains mast?
The Commanding Officer in a Captain's Mast can impose punishment under the provisions of military law or refer the case to a court-martial. Rape would typically be handled in a court-martial, which could result in a sentence to a military prison, but it is possible that due process of law requires that it first go to Captain's Mast. The maximum sentence to correctional custody in a Captain's Mast would be 30 days (there are other possible punishments as well, but since you asked about prison that is the only one I mentioned).
I'm sorry that your daughter had that happen to her.
Rape goes to court martial, if there is enough evidence..lots of times it is a he said she said and if that is the case or the victim doesn't want to press charges (which happens more times than you would think) than it goes to CO's mast. I was an advocate for 7 years in the Navy..know wayyy to much about rape in the military.