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West Point cadet who accused star quarterback of rape drops out of school

December 13, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
West Point cadet who accused star quarterback of rape drops out of school

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A former cadet at West Point said she left the institution after the academy’s obscure response to rape allegations that she made against the team’s starting quarterback Ahmad Ali Bradshaw.

Madeline Lewis told The Daily Beast she always wanted to enroll at West Point and follow in her grandfather’s footsteps. “West Point was something I grew up with.”

Lewis enrolled in 2014 but was injured during basic training and had issues with her roommate.

“I kick myself for not just leaving after I got hurt,” she added. “I wanted to be there.”

The former cadet said one night she went back to her room after showering and discovered that Ahmad Ali Bradshaw, was there. He was friends with her roommate.

Madeline Lewis was intent on following in her grandfather’s footsteps and dreamed of completing the Army’s rigorous Ranger School at West Point. (ALUMNIUS.NET)

Lewis reported that Bradshaw sexually assaulted her that night. The former cadet filed a report with the school, but Bradshaw refuted the accusations.

After she reported the incident, Lewis was administered a rape test by the Army’s medical hospital and was placed on suicide watch.

The school launched an investigation headed by Maj. Damon M. Torres, who decided that the two cadets had engaged in a consensual relationship. It was not clear how or why Torres reached that result.

The Army Criminal Investigation Division and Staff Judge Advocate launched a second probe and determined that there was “insufficient evidence to charge Bradshaw with sexual assault.”

He has been charged with violating the Cadet Disciplinary Code for “improper use of government facilities by way of sexual activity,” according to West Point policy.

A former West Point cadet said she dropped out after claiming she’d been raped
by starting Qb Ahmed Ali Bradshaw (Above)

Lewis said the school punished her with isolated detention. After the accusations surfaced, she claimed she was bullied online by fellow cadets who said she was “the whore of the corps.” Lewis said she had sexual relations with a couple of cadets, which was used against her by her classmates.

In 2015, she transferred to a state college.

“I am not Class of 2019 nor could you pay me enough to join an institution which treats their comrades so poorly.” Lewis said on Facebook.

The academy issued a statement that said: “The Army takes allegations of sexual assault seriously, and every allegation of sexual assault is investigated. The Army and U.S. Military Academy are aware that assault allegations from a single incident were made against Cadet Bradshaw in 2014 and that the allegations were investigated by the Army Criminal Investigation Command. The investigation concluded that the allegations were unfounded and the case was closed.”

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