Rafael Rivera

United Press International
Army psychiatrist accused of having sex with patient
By Neil Roland
July 7, 1986

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The Army is investigating allegations against a psychiatrist accused of having sexual relations with a female patient at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center between 1983 and 1985, an Army spokesman says.

On June 17, the Army ordered an investigation of charges that Dr. Rafael ”Pete” Rivera, a colonel, committed sodomy, ”indecent acts,” adultery and ”conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman,” Army spokesman Lt. Col. John Ooley said last week…

The commanding general at Fort Belvoir, Va., will decide on the basis of the findings of the Article 32 investigation — the equivalent of a grand jury inquiry — whether to order a court martial of Rivera, Ooley said in response to a query from United Press International…