The Green Beret who was discharged for assaulting an Afghan child rapist, who also happened to be a local police commander named Abdul Rahman, is speaking out in his first public statement since his story hit the media.
The statement made by Sgt. 1st Class Charles Martland along with team leader Capt. Daniel Quinn, who was also involved in the confrontation, was made in a letter written to Congressman Duncan Hunter (R-CA).
According to Fox News, who obtained a copy of the statement:
According to Quinn, an interpreter first came to them saying a boy claimed he was “tied to a post in Rahman’s house and was raped repeatedly for 10 days to 2 weeks.” When his mother tried to stop it, he said, “Rahman instructed his brother to beat her; which he did.”
Martland said he and Quinn then confronted the commander after Quinn confirmed the allegations with village elders and others. He said Quinn got a “first-hand confession” but “the child rapist laughed it off and referenced that it was only a boy.”
That’s when the confrontation turned physical.
“Captain Quinn picked him up and threw him,” Martland said. “I [proceeded to] body slam him multiple times.”
Martland continued: “I kicked him once in his ribcage after one of the body slams. I put my foot on his neck and yelled at him after one body slam, but did not kick or punch him in the face. I continued to body slam him and throw him for 50 meters until he was outside the camp.”
Quinn said, “I physically threw him through our front gate and off our camp.”
The pair claimed that the alleged rapist was not knocked unconscious (as alleged) and was able to run away from the confrontation, which lasted less than five minutes. Watch the video report here:
This is when you want to go up and shake this soldier’s hand for a job well done!