Story by the Associated Press; curated by Dave Urbanski

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Defense attorneys said an Army general has agreed to a plea deal that includes dropping sexual assault charges against him.

A news release Sunday from lawyers representing Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair said that he will plead to lesser charges in exchange for having the sexual assault charges dropped along with two others that might have required Sinclair to register as a sex offender.

In this March 4, 2014, file photo, Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Sinclair leaves the courthouse following a day of motions at Fort Bragg, N.C. (Image source: AP/The Fayetteville Observer, James Robinson, File)

The news release noted the agreement has been approved and signed by a high-ranking general overseeing the case. It says Sinclair will plead guilty to several other charges.

Defense attorney Richard Scheff said in the news release that Sinclair is admitting to his mistakes and that it’s time to put the matter to rest.

Sinclair was accused of twice forcing a female captain to perform oral sex on him during a three-year extramarital affair.

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