A soldier from Fort Bliss has been charged with the sexual assault of a soldier from his unit who was found dead almost exactly one year later.
Pfc. Christian G. Alvarado, a soldier listed in the 1st Armored Division at the Texas base has been formally accused of three sexual assaults.
Among them, Alvarado is accused of raping 19-year-old Pfc. Asia Graham while she was unconscious on December 30th 2019, at Fort Bliss.
Asia Graham, 19, was found dead in her barracks on New Year’s Eve. One year prior, she reported how she had been sexually assaulted in December 2019Insurance Loans Mortgage Attorney Credit Lawyer
Pfc. Christian G. Alvarado has been charged with the sexual assault of fellow soldier Asia Graham, who was found dead in her barracks on New Years Eve
Private First Class Asia Graham, 19, a human resource specialist, reported that she had been sexually assaulted by another soldier. She said the assault happened in December 2019 and an investigation into her claims ended on December 1st in which a top commander agreed with her. However, just one month later she was found dead in her barracks in El Paso, Texas
She was found dead in her barracks room this past New Year's Eve. A year and a day after the first alleged assault occurred.
Although the her cause of Graham's death has not been released, the Army say they do not suspect foul play and are awaiting the results of an autopsy.
Alvarado was arraigned on Thursday during a general court-martial at Fort Bliss on three charges of sexual assault, two charges of making false statements and one charge of aggravated assault in violation of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Graham was a human resource specialist who joined the Army in July 2019.
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Graham, of Cherryville, North Carolina, joined the Army in July 2019 and Fort Bliss was her first duty station
She reported that she was sexually assaulted by another soldier shortly after arriving at Fort Bliss in December 2019 and six months later finally reported it to her superiors
She arrived at Fort Bliss in December 2019 after completing Basic Combat Training in Missouri and Advanced Individual Training in South Carolina. She had only been at the base for a matter of weeks before the assault occurred.
She reported the assault to her chain of command six months later on June 1st, and an investigation was immediately launched.
Charge sheets show Alvarado was interviewed June 11 by CID agents, which is when he allegedly made false statements to investigators.
Alvarado told a CID agent that Graham had been on top of him during sex.
The agent said that such a claim was false given that Graham