We have an update to our previous report on Thae Ohu and the mystery surrounding her incarceration. We spoke to Pan Phyu, the sister of Corporal Ohu. She gave us the following statement from the family’s lawyer:
“Thae is a proud Marine and courageous survivor of military sexual assault. For five years she has struggled with being a victim of sexual assault. Our family is devastated that the Marine Corps has chosen to place Thae in a military prison instead of giving her the medical treatment she so desperately needs. We are asking the Marine Corps simply to do the right thing: to immediately release Thae from jail, stop the unjust prosecution against her, and provide her with adequate mental health services. What she needs, and deserves, is treatment and support from a loving community of family and friends. We hope that the Marine Corps will honor its promise to protect victims of military sexual assault, like Thae, by standing by her when it matters the most. Questions related to the case should be directed to Thae’s civilian attorney, Mr. Gerald Healy, at firstname.lastname@example.org.”
Thae Ohu defended by alleged victim
We we also informed of a letter that Cpl Thae Ohu sent to Senator McSally. The Marine claims she was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon. She also claims it was the result of a psychotic break. Stemming from years of struggling to cope with PTSD from sexual assault. Thae’s boyfriend wrote a separate letter addressing the issue. The unidentified man claims that he in fact was the victim of the assault. However, he is strongly advocating for her release.
She is currently being held in a brig in Chesapeake, Virginia. The family released the following address for any who wanted to write letters of encouragement to Cpl Ohu.
Corporal Thae Ohu
Chesapeake, VA 23322