NEWSREP reported last year on a sexual blackmail network in 7th Special Forces Group which entangled a number of senior officers and non-commissioned officers, all the way up to the then-Command Sergeant Major (CSM) of 1st Special Forces Command. “Dick Pic Six: The 7th Special Forces Group sex and blackmail network” detailed how 7th Group secretary Jenn O’Brien became involved with members of the unit and was later the alleged victim of physical abuse at the hands of Major Jason Sartori.

Since the publication of that story, there have been a number of developments. Jury selection has begun for the court-martial of Major Sartori who has been since stripped of his Green Beret and Special Forces tab. He stands accused of six counts of assault by his ex-wife. According to the Army Times, “he is accused of threatening his wife with a loaded weapon, strangling her twice, shoving her to the ground twice and restraining her by the wrists, in incidents that span from summer 2015 to spring 2016.”

O’Brien has publicly refuted the tone of the previous NEWSREP article on this subject, recently speaking to the Army Times about it. In addition to Sartori’s ex-wife and O’Brien, a third woman has come forward with claims of physical and sexual abuse at the hands of Sartori, speaking to the Army Times on the condition of anonymity. Further evidence of alleged abuse by Major Sartori has been revealed by the Army Times. In a past statement to NEWSREP, Sartori denied any and all accusations of physical abuse against his ex-wife or O’Brien.

The Army Times writes that, “According to those women, former 7th Special Forces Group commander Col. Michael Ball declined to pursue rape and assault allegations they first brought to Army Criminal Investigation Command in late 2017.” However, Colonel Ball was no longer the commander of 7th Special Forces Group in late 2017. Ball relinquished command to Colonel Patrick Colloton on June 15th, 2017.