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Mistrial Declared in Army Sexual Harassment Retaliation Case

Army civilian lawyer Kelly Theriot claimed that Col. Darrel Porr sexually harassed her and then conspired with other top officers to retaliate against her when she complained. Her case was declared a mistrial Saturday.

The judge in the case declared the mistrail after jurors said that they could not reach agreement after four days of deliberations. Theriot said that she would pursue a new trial. “I’m not going to quit. Absolutely not,” she said.

Darrel Porr, who was deputy commander of Madigan Army Medical Center at the time of the alleged harassment, has denied all wrong-doing.

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AP - May 23, 1998

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