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Prosecutors say McKinney may have forged alibi sheet

The Army's former top enlisted man may have doctored an auto shop sign-in sheet to give himself an alibi for the night he allegedly forced himself on a pregnant subordinate, prosecutors said.

Defense lawyers for Sgt. Maj. Gene McKinney, whose court-martial was to continue Friday, tried to show Thursday that McKinney was not at home when one of his six female accusers claims he forced her into sex in his sunroom.Sgt. Christine Roy, nearly eight months pregnant at the time, said she arrived at McKinney's house on the Fort Myer Army base between 8 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Oct. 30, 1996.

She is one of six female soldiers who accused McKinney of sexual assault and harassment. McKinney, 47, faces up to 551/2 years in prison if convicted of all 19 counts.

He has pleaded innocent.

McKinney signed in for an oil change at a do-it-yourself auto repair shop at Fort Myer at 7:55 p.m., according to a registration sheet that defense lawyers showed to the jury.

An Army prosecutor suggested McKinney later doctored the sign-in sheet and may have had help from a Fort Myer employee who was a regular at the auto shop.