Macke was forced to resign over the comments. The only punishment he received was a six-month pay-cut. The system has been condemned by many in the U. According to Department of Defense data, in , a total of suspected sexual offenders selected to quit the military instead of facing a court-martial. Creating a professional prosecutor-based system will lead directly to better decision making and better victim protections. In Australia, Wilson reportedly committed numerous offenses including sexual harassment, heavy drinking and drunk-driving. Despite this pervasive problem, the media has failed to adopt the issue in the same way it has reported on the MeToo movement. He received a five-year prison term reduced to 30 months due to a pre-trial agreement. The suspect was detained and admitted to the attack. However, according to the NCIS file, follow-up interviews did not confirm the alibi. Following the gang rape, an agreement was reached under which the U. Perpetrators strike agreements which allow them to admit to lesser charges - often non-sexual - or to receive lighter punishments. I believe whole-heartedly that if Wilson had been punished for his shameful behavior in Australia, he would never have been able to hurt my child. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. NCIS Under a pre-trial agreement in which the marine promised to retire from the military, he was able to avoid charges of sexual assault of a minor and instead plead guilty to a charge of drunk and disorderly conduct while on active duty. Marines accused of committing sexual assaults were often punished for lesser offenses such as non-sexual assault, disobeying orders or adultery. These NCIS records also detail previously-unreported offenses targeting Japanese civilians, including children.