Former sailor details misconduct by SEALs pulled from Iraq

Posted at 1:39 PM, Aug 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-21 16:39:47-04

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy sailor who was attached to a U.S. Navy SEAL platoon says the 2019 deployment to Iraq was marred by drinking and sexual misconduct.

Colleen Grace is the first to give an in-depth view of what led up to an entire SEAL platoon being withdrawn from Iraq following a Fourth of July barbecue and the alleged sexual assault of a sailor.

Grace detailed what she witnessed that night and described other misconduct.

Special Warfare Operator First Class Adel A. Enayat was charged with sexual assault. He denies any wrongdoing.

The AP initially withheld his name because he filed a counter complaint saying the sailor raped him.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service said Friday it has closed that investigation because he did not cooperate.