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Army general facing sex charges had porn on laptop

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Brig. Gen. Jeffery Sinclair Brig. Gen. Jeffery Sinclair
FORT BRAGG, N.C. -

An expert in Afghan culture has testified that pornography found on the computer of a U.S. Army general then deployed to the Muslim country would be highly offensive to local residents.

Former Defense Intelligence Agency adviser Morwari Zafar testified Wednesday at a pre-trial hearing for Brig. Gen. Jeffery Sinclair. A court-martial for the former deputy commander of the 82nd Airborne is set to begin June 25 on charges that include forcible sodomy, indecent acts, violating orders and adultery.

Among the orders Sinclair is accused of violating is a prohibition against possessing pornography for U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

Lawyers for Sinclair want the charge dropped, arguing the porn ban violates First Amendment protections of free speech. The defense has not provided an explanation for how pornography got on Sinclair's personal computer.

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