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Old 06-05-2013, 10:26 AM
 
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Found it interesting to see McCain say that he'd have reservations right now in recommending any of the services for a female to join nowadays. I hate to break the news to the Senator, but these aren't new problems, and have been occurring even when he was in the service in the 60's.
Exactly
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:02 AM
 
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Forbidden fruit dangled in front of anyone (male of female) after a while will be just TOO tempting to resist......a matter of NATURE.

Being a Vet of WW11 and Korea can attest to that.

Recall a time in Japan on a Army base there was the Nurse Quarters OFF LIMITS to all enlisted Male personel.

Now we had this one guy in my barracks who was a girl chaser that had a reputation of soliciting girls while stateside and while in Japan.

He stops this LT Nurse near her Quarters and solicits sex from her.....they agreed to meet in town at a Hotel.

Another member in my unit went with him on the agreed night....met up with the Nurse and waited outside while the two went upstairs.

Later in Korea while on the front lines this guy gets sick...gets sent back to a MASH unit and while there solicits Sex from a Nurse.....going rate for Officers was $100 and enlisted was $50.......need I go on?

Women can do a lot while in uniform serving their country well....separately but NOT in close quarters with men.

Just my own opinion.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:06 PM
 
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The only solution is segregating the sexes in the services.
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Old 06-05-2013, 08:13 PM
 
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Here are 3 military sexual assault scenarios and 3 off-the-top-of-my-head recommendations to all military women:

Scenario #1: Female had too much to drink at a barracks party, her friends didn't "have her back," male(s) took advantage of the situation. (Speaking from personal experience, barracks parties are notoriously epic and notoriously fueled by boatloads of alcohol; I'm a nonjudgemental non-drinker in case you're wondering.)

My recommendation: Only drink tap water that you have obtained yourself at all unit parties, work conferences, initial dates, etc. Don't drink and/or get drunk around men you don't want/plan to have sex with. If you get drunk/buzzed/tipsy around military men, the chance of being sexually assaulted by one or more of those military men is around 60 65%, in my opinion.

Here's a dirty little secret: Underneath their neatly-pressed uniforms, military men are still red-blooded, booze-loving, skirt-chasing men... don't let anyone tell you different. I spent 21 years around them (90% of my friends were male, by the way), so I'm not giving you second-hand information.

If a red-blooded, booze-loving, skirt-chasing man sees an opportunity for drunken sex, he's probably going to take it because he knows that the drunken woman will bear most of the blame (it's neither fair nor right, but it's still true).

Scenario #2: Female was working late (the military is not a 9 5 job) with an older/higher ranking/usually married male co-worker in an isolated area and the male co-worker took advantage of the isolation.

My recommendation: Keep your real fingernails long enough to peel an orange, and long enough to peel the top layer of a man's face off if he refuses to take no for an answer. You should also be mentally and physically prepared to introduce your knees, your elbows, your fists, and your feet to his "boys" if your fingernails don't do the trick.

Scenario #3: Female willingly entered the male's room to "hang out for a minute" because the male seemed like a really cool guy.

My recommendation: Only enter the male's room if you want/plan to have sex with him as soon as y'all enter the room (trust me on this one, I'm not judging you if you do), otherwise, stay the he*l out of his room.
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Old 11-14-2013, 03:51 PM
 
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Default Five Airmen Accused Of Sexual Misconduct Were Convicted At Courts-Martial

Army Times, Nov. 13, 2013 - 10:35AM

Five airmen accused of sexual misconduct were convicted at courts-martial in September, according to the Air Force, which began publishing the convictions in August. Sentences ranged from no jail time to five years in prison. Three received discharges as part of their sentences, although all could see an end to their military careers.

The entire article can be read here: Five airmen convicted of sex assault in Sept. | Army Times | armytimes.com
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Old 11-14-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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Good.
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:09 AM
 
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Hooah!
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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Can you imagine being in former-Senior Master Sergeant Martin Massey's shoes? One day you're a Senior Master Sergeant/E-8 (one pay grade below the highest enlisted pay grade of E-9), and then the very next day you're an Airman Basic/E-1 (the lowest enlisted pay grade).

Not only is he now an E-1, he's also in (military, I presume) prison for the next 5 years. He'll probably have nightmares about his former subordinates and colleagues mocking him and his new rank of E-1.

This E-8 basically threw his entire military career away because he chose to sexually abuse a female relative. Unbelievable.
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Old 11-15-2013, 01:31 PM
 
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Can you imagine being in former-Senior Master Sergeant Martin Massey's shoes? One day you're a Senior Master Sergeant/E-8 (one pay grade below the highest enlisted pay grade of E-9), and then the very next day you're an Airman Basic/E-1 (the lowest enlisted pay grade).

Not only is he now an E-1, he's also in (military, I presume) prison for the next 5 years. He'll probably have nightmares about his former subordinates and colleagues mocking him and his new rank of E-1.

This E-8 basically threw his entire military career away because he chose to sexually abuse a female relative. Unbelievable.
I can not imagine being in that position and throwing a career away, but I have seen it happen a few times. Massey was sentenced to prison by a Courts Martial, everyone sentenced in that fashioned are reduced to E-1. He has lost his pay and allowances. and then he will be separated from the service at completion of his sentence. He most likely will not see his former subordinates and colleagues...
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Old 11-15-2013, 06:08 PM
 
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Default PART 01 of 03 - Air Force Sexual Assault Court-Martial Convictions

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ORIGINAL FILE NAME: AFD-130917-061.pdf
COMPLETE FILE URL: http://www.afjag.af.mil/shared/media...130917-061.pdf
DATED ACCESSED: 15 Nov 2013
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PART 01
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Air Force Sexual Assault
Court-Martial Convictions
2010 – 30 September 2013

The Air Force is committed to prevent, deter, and prosecute sexual assault in its
ranks. This report contains a synopsis of sexual assault cases taken to trial by
Court-Martial in which the accused was convicted of a sexual assault offense. The
information contained herein is a matter of public record.




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SIGNIFICANT AIR FORCE
SEXUAL ASSAULT CONVICTIONS
2010 – 30 September 2013

Note: This report lists cases involving a conviction for a sexual assault offense committed
against an adult. Under the UCMJ, sexual assaults against those 16 years of age and older are
charged as crimes against adults. The appropriate disposition of sexual assault allegations and
investigations may not always include referral to trial by court-martial. Rather, less serious
cases may be more appropriately handled through adverse administrative accountability actions.
Each military justice case must be resolved on its own facts. There are no expected or required
dispositions, outcomes, or sentences in any military justice case, other than those resulting from
the individual facts and merits of a case and the application of due process of law. Adjudged
sentences reported here do not reflect any relief on the sentence that may have been granted
during clemency, pursuant to a pretrial agreement in exchange for a guilty plea, or on appeal.
This report does not include those Air Force members acquitted of sexual assault offenses at
trial. Instead, the Air Force reports conviction/acquittal rates for sexual assault offenses on a
yearly basis. For Fiscal Year 2012, the conviction rate was 57% for sexual assault offenses.
Fiscal Year 2013 conviction rates are not available for publication at this time.
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United States v. A1C Jasper C. Brooks
Base: 380 AEW, Afghanistan

Synopsis: While deployed to Afghanistan, A1C Brooks entered the room of a female Airman
while she slept, removed his pants, got into bed with her, and kissed her while rubbing his penis
on her leg. On separate occasions, he would expose his penis to her and touch her while at work,
without her consent.

Trial Results: On 17 Oct 12, at a general court-martial, A1C Brooks was convicted of abusive
sexual contact, indecent acts, assault consummated by a battery, unlawful entry, 2 counts of false
official statement, and violating a general order.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Brooks was sentenced to confinement for 10 months, a bad conduct
discharge, reduction in grade to E-1, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. SrA James A. Mueller

Base: 380 AEW, Afghanistan

Synopsis: While deployed, SrA Mueller attempted to unhook the bra of a female Airman by
reaching under her shirt after exceeding the daily limit of alcoholic drinks at his deployed
location.

Trial Results: On 2 Jul 13, at a summary court-martial, SrA Mueller was convicted of abusive
sexual contact, false official statement, and failure to obey a lawful general order.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Mueller was sentenced to 14 days confinement, forfeiture of $500
and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. SrA Johnathan T. Daniel

Base: Altus AFB, OK

Synopsis: Two female Airmen went to Oklahoma City for the weekend to celebrate the victim’s
birthday. While there they met up with three male coworkers. After a night of heavy drinking,
the female Airmen went back to their hotel room and allowed SrA Daniel and another male
Airman to sleep in their room since they had been locked out of their hotel room. During the
night, the victim awoke to SrA Daniel attempting to have sexual intercourse with her.
Trial Results: On 25 Jan 13, at a general court-martial, SrA Daniel was convicted of abusive
sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Daniel was sentenced to confinement for 12 months, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v A1C Corey L. Payton

Base: Aviano AB, Italy

Synopsis: After a night of drinking A1C Payton sexually assaulted the wife of a deployed
coworker at her home after returning to the victim’s home with several of their friends.

Trial Results: On 1 Oct 10, at Aviano AB, Italy, A1C Payton was convicted by general court-
martial of rape using force.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Payton was sentenced to confinement for 12 months, a bad conduct
discharge, and reduction in rank to E-1.

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United States v A1C Korey J. Talkington
Base: Aviano AB, Italy

Synopsis: After a night of drinking and watching movies, A1C Talkington sexually assaulted a
female Airman while she was sleeping in his dorm room.

Trial Results: On 7 Oct 10, at Aviano AB, Italy, A1C Talkington was convicted by general
court-martial of 3 counts of aggravated sexual assault.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Talkington was sentenced to confinement for 8 months, a bad
conduct discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. Amn Robert A. Jones

Base: Aviano AB, Italy

Synopsis: In Nov 11, Amn Jones and a group of friends at tech school went to a night club.
Everyone consumed alcohol. He then went with a smaller group of friends that included two
female Airmen to a party at a hotel room in town. At the party, they all continued to consume
alcohol. Amn Jones forced himself upon the two female Airmen in an attempt to have sexual
intercourse despite both refusing participation.

Trial Results: On 10 May 13, at a general court-martial, Amn Jones was convicted of
aggravated sexual assault, 2 counts of assault consummated by a battery, indecent exposure,
drunk and disorderly conduct, and misbehavior of a sentinel.

Adjudged Sentence: Amn Jones was sentenced to 3 years confinement, a dishonorable
discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. A1C Jimmy Hughes

Base: Aviano AB, Italy

Synopsis: In February 2010, A1C Hughes raped and forcibly sodomized another female Airman
in the victim’s dorm room, after a party in the dorm.

Trial Results: On 1 April 2011, at a general court-martial, A1C Hughes was convicted of rape,
forcible sodomy, and drunk and disorderly conduct.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Hughes was sentenced to confinement for 4 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. SrA James R. Lewis

Base: Barksdale AFB, LA

Synopsis: Over a course of several years, SrA Lewis sexually assaulted three different female
Airmen with whom he was friends in their beds while they slept.

Trial Results: On 13 Dec 12, at a general court-martial, SrA Lewis was convicted of aggravated
sexual assault and 2 counts of wrongful sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Lewis was sentenced to confinement for 9 years, a dishonorable
discharge, reduction in grade to E-1, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v SSgt Todd J. Barlow

Base: Beale AFB, CA

Synopsis: SSgt Barlow committed various sexual offenses against subordinate female Airmen.

Trial Results: On 24 Jun 11, SSgt Barlow was convicted by general court-martial of attempted
aggravated sexual contact, attempted abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy, indecent acts,
indecent exposure, and 2 specifications of cruelty and maltreatment.

Adjudged Sentence: SSgt Barlow was sentenced to confinement for 3 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in rank to E-1.

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United States v. SSgt Rocky Lister

Base: Beale AFB, CA

Synopsis: This case involved 4 victims. In August 2012, Victim #1 was working with
SSgt Lister and alleged that SSgt Lister grabbed her breasts on three separate occasions. Victims
#2, #3, and #4 were discovered while trial counsel were conducting witness interviews and
preparing for the court-martial regarding Victim #1’s allegations. Accused videotaped Victim #2
without her consent while she was tanning in November 2011. Between July 2009 and February
2010, accused hit Victim #3 and allegedly threatened to kill her. In August 2011, accused sent a
picture of himself that showed his genitalia to Victim #4.

Trial Results: On 24 August 2013, at a general court-martial, SSgt Lister was charged with
wrongful sexual contact, indecent conduct, assault, communicating a threat, and surreptitiously
videotaping another person. He was convicted of indecent conduct, assault, and surreptitiously
videotaping another person.

Adjudged Sentence: SSgt Lister was sentenced to confinement for 2 years, a bad conduct
discharge, and reduction in rank to E-1.

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United States v. SMSgt David W. Shanteau

Base: Buckley AFB, CO

Synopsis: SMSgt Shanteau placed drugs in his 16-year old daughter’s milkshake before the two
watched a movie in her room. Once she was incapacitated, SMSgt Shanteau digitally penetrated
her vagina, put his mouth on her breasts, and performed oral sex on her.

Trial Results: On 7 Jun 11, SMSgt Shanteau was convicted by general court-martial of
aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy, and adultery.

Adjudged Sentence: SMSgt Shanteau was sentenced to 7 years confinement and reduction in
grade to E-4.

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United States v. SrA Jason R. Barnes

Base: Cannon AFB, NM

Synopsis: During two separate incidents, SrA Barnes sexually assaulted female Airmen who
were asleep after consuming alcohol at parties. He photographed the assaults.

Trial Results: On 12 Mar 13, at a general court-martial, SrA Barnes was convicted of 3 counts
of abusive sexual contact, indecent acts, and assault consummated by a battery.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Barnes was sentenced to 16 months confinement, a bad conduct
discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. 2d Lt Charles L. Allen

Base: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Synopsis: 2d Lt Allen was charged with sexual assault based on several allegations of aggressive
behavior after meeting women through online dating services.

Trial Results: On 7 Mar 12, at Davis-Monthan AFB, 2d Lt Allen was convicted by general
court-martial of aggravated sexual assault, making a false official statement, and conduct
unbecoming an officer.

Adjudged Sentence: 2d Lt Allen was sentenced to confinement for 5 years, a dismissal, and a
reprimand.

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United States v. SSgt Adrian G. Lara

Base: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Synopsis: SSgt Lara and his victim, a female Airman, were previously in a relationship and have
a son together. SSgt Lara visited the Airman at her duty location in Ohio to return their son to her
after a vacation. That night, SSgt spent the night at the female Airman’s home, she consented to
sexual activity, but told SSgt Lara that she did not want to have intercourse. Despite her saying
she did not want to have intercourse, SSgt Lara had intercourse with her.

Trial Results: On 28 Oct 10, SSgt Lara was convicted by general court-martial of 2 counts of
rape and forcible sodomy.

Adjudged Sentence: SSgt Lara was sentenced to confinement for 5 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in rank to E-1.

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United States v. SrA Joshua D. Hall

Base: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Synopsis: While in Baltimore for one night returning from deployment to the AOR, a group of
Airmen went out drinking to celebrate their return home. During the night, SrA Hall and a
female got separated from the rest of the group. While separated, SrA Hall punched the female
Airman in the face repeatedly and raped her.

Trial Results: On 26 Feb 10, at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, SrA Hall was convicted by general
court-martial of rape using force.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Hall was sentenced to confinement for 8 years, a dishonorable
discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. AB Christopher J. Martin

Base: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Synopsis: A female Airman allowed AB Martin to wait in her dorm room for someone to arrive
with a key to let him into his own dorm room after he locked himself out. She fell asleep. She
then awoke to AB Martin’s penis on her lips as he tried to force her mouth open with his fingers.
Subsequently, he came to her room to apologize for being forceful and tried to kiss and hug her
against her will.

Trial Results: On 22 Aug 12, at a general court-martial, AB Martin was convicted of attempted
forcible sodomy, simple assault, use of a controlled substance, and disobeying a lawful
command.

Adjudged Sentence: AB Martin was sentenced to confinement for 2 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. Capt Joseph M. Ward, III

Base: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Synopsis: Capt Ward sexually assaulted multiple civilian women with whom he had consensual
sexual relationships. The women came forward at about the same time when they learned that he
was under investigation for assaulting other women.

Trial Results: On 15 Dec 12, at a general court-martial, Capt Ward was convicted of 2 counts
of aggravated sexual assault, 2 counts of forcible sodomy, 3 counts of assault consummated by a
battery, and 2 counts of conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman.

Adjudged Sentence: Capt Ward was sentenced to confinement for 8 years, dismissal from the
Air Force, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and a reprimand.

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United States v. TSgt Antonio Orozco

Base: Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ

Synopsis: In March 2011, TSgt Orozco put his mouth on the crotch of his 16 year old
daughter’s jeans.

Trial Results: TSgt Orozco was convicted of attempted abusive sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: TSgt Orozco was sentenced to confinement for 30 days, hard labor
without confinement for 60 days, restriction for 60 days, forfeiture of $1,500 per month for 2
months, reduction in grade to E-4, and a reprimand.

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United States v. A1C John I. Rodriguez

Base: Dover AFB, DE

Synopsis: A female Airman let A1C Rodriguez into her home after a night of heavy drinking
with friends. A1C Rodriguez stayed the night and sexually assaulted her while she was too
drunk to consent. On an earlier occasion, A1C Rodriguez performed oral sex on a female
Airman, without her consent, while she slept in her home.

Trial Results: On 23 Nov 11, at a general court-martial, A1C Rodriguez was convicted of
abusive sexual contact and forcible sodomy.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Rodriguez was sentenced to confinement for 6 months, a bad
conduct discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. Maj Stephen G. Burgh

Base: Dyess AFB, TX

Synopsis: Maj Burgh invited a small group of officers and civilians to his home to drink and
socialize. At the end of the night, everyone except a junior female officer had left. With
everyone else gone, Maj Burgh groped the female officer without her consent.

Trial Results: On 6 Jul 12, at a general court-martial, Maj Burgh was convicted of wrongful
sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery.

Adjudged Sentence: Maj Burgh was sentenced to a dismissal.

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United States v. A1C Justin M. Davis

Base: Dyess AFB, TX

Synopsis: A1C Davis’s roommate was brought back home after a night of heavy drinking.
While A1C Davis’s roommate slept, A1C Davis raped him. Further investigation revealed that,
during a previous outing with several male coworkers, A1C Davis sexually assaulted another
male Airman while he slept in his truck.

Trial Results: On 15 Mar 13, at a general court-martial, A1C Davis was convicted of rape and
abusive sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Davis was sentenced to 8 months confinement, a dishonorable
discharge, forfeiture of $1,516 per month for 8 months, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. SrA Christopher W. Ward

Base: Dyess AFB, TX

Synopsis: After a night of drinking at SrA Ward’s apartment, he put his penis in a female
Airman’s hand while she slept on his couch.

Trial Results: On 10 Nov 11, at a special court-martial, SrA Ward was convicted of abusive
sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Ward was sentenced to confinement for 30 days, and reduction in
grade to E-3.

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United States v. TSgt Dennis D. Keller

Base: Eielson AFB, AK

Synopsis: After his wife spent an evening drinking with a female Airman, TSgt Keller and his
wife brought the Airman to their home to take care of her due to her being substantially
intoxicated. After TSgt Keller’s wife went to sleep, TSgt Keller sexually assaulted the Airman
while she was incapable of providing consent due to her level of intoxication.

Trial Results: On 28 May 10, TSgt Keller was convicted by general court-martial of 5 counts of
aggravated sexual assault.

Adjudged Sentence: TSgt Keller was sentenced to confinement for 5 years, a dishonorable
discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. MSgt Donald R. Swiger, Jr.

Base: Eielson AFB, AK

Synopsis: MSgt Swiger sexually and violently assaulted several women with whom he had
intimate relationships, and threatened a neighbor in whom his wife had confided about MSgt
Swiger’s assaultive behavior.

Trial Results: On 31 Aug 12, at a general court-martial, MSgt Swiger was convicted of 2
counts of aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, 3 counts of assault consummated by
a battery, and obstruction of justice.

Adjudged Sentence: MSgt Swiger was sentenced to 13 years and 9 months confinement, a
dishonorable discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. TSgt Matthew Sousa

Base: Eielson AFB, AK

Synopsis: TSgt Sousa forcibly sodomized his ex-wife while they were married.

Trial Results: On 8 Jan 11, at a general court-martial, TSgt Sousa was convicted of forcible
sodomy.

Adjudged Sentence: TSgt Sousa was sentenced to confinement for 2 years, a bad conduct
discharge, and reduction to the grade of E-1.

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United States v. A1C Aaron Knickerbocker

Base: Eielson AFB, AK

Synopsis: In Dec 11 A1C Knickerbocker committed abusive sexual contact against a female
victim while she was passed out in a hotel room.

Trial Results: On 12 Apr 12, A1C Knickerbocker was convicted of abusive sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Knickerbocker was sentenced to 90 days of hard labor without
confinement, 60 days restriction, and reduction to the grade of E-1.

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United States v. A1C Andrew C. Certa

Base: Ellsworth AFB, SD

Synopsis: A1C Certa sexually assaulted multiple women and interfered with the investigation
against him.

Trial Results: On 22 Jul 12, at Ellsworth AFB, SD, A1C Certa was convicted by general court-
martial of aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, forcible sodomy, obstruction of
justice, false official statement, malingering, and dereliction of duty.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Certa was sentenced to confinement for 3 years and 3 months, a bad
conduct discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. SrA Clinton T. Pickering

Base: Ellsworth AFB, SD

Synopsis: SrA Pickering was friends with a female Airman. She trusted him to take care of her
when she had to take prescription medication that knocked her out. One morning she awoke to
the feeling that she had had sex. She did not mention it to SrA Pickering until years later when
he admitted that he sexually assaulted her in her sleep.

Trial Results: On 8 Nov 12, at a general court-martial, SrA Pickering was convicted of
aggravated sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Pickering was sentenced to confinement for 6 months, a bad conduct
discharge, reduction in grade to E-1, and forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. SMSgt Martin Massey

Base: Ellsworth AFB, TX

Synopsis: In October 2012, victim reported to her counselor that SMSgt Massey, her father, had
been sexually abusing her since September 2011.

Trial Results: On 19 September 2013, at a general court-martial, SMSgt Massey was convicted
of abusive sexual contact and indecent viewing and acquitted of indecent exposure.

Adjudged Sentence: SMSgt Massey was sentenced to confinement for 5 years and reduction in
grade to E-1.

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United States v. SrA Sean J. Chero

Base: Fairchild AFB, WA

Synopsis: After a night of drinking with a female NCO, SrA Chero took her to his friend’s
house where he had sex with her while she was unconscious.

Trial Results: On 22 Jun 13, at a general court-martial, SrA Chero was convicted of sexual
assault.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Chero was sentenced to 3 years confinement, a dishonorable
discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction in grade to E-1, and a reprimand.

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United States v. TSgt Danny L. Annis

Base: Ft. Meade, MD

Synopsis: TSgt Annis sexually assaulted the female spouse of an Airman who spent the night at
his house after a night of drinking.

Trial Results: On 22 Jul 11, at Ft. Meade, MD, TSgt Annis was convicted by a general court-
martial of aggravated sexual assault, and abusive sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: TSgt Annis was sentenced to a bad conduct discharge.

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United States v. A1C John R. Sutton II

Base: Goodfellow AFB, TX

Synopsis: While a student at the Defense Language Institute, A1C Sutton pressed his erect penis
against the buttocks of a male Airman and groped the breast of a female Airman. Both assaults
took place in their dorm building.

Trial Results: On 31 Oct 12, at a general court-martial, A1C Sutton was convicted of 2 counts
of wrongful sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Sutton was sentenced to confinement for 30 days, a bad conduct
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. A1C Paulo Walters

Base: Goodfellow AFB, TX

Synopsis: In August 2012, the victim, A1C Walters, and several friends were drinking in the
dorms. The victim fell asleep in A1C Walters’ dorm room and woke up to him having sex with
her. The victim reported the sexual assault to the SARC the next day.

Trial Results: On 17 August 2013, at a general court-martial, A1C Walters was convicted of
rape.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Walters was sentenced to confinement for 4 years, a bad conduct
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. A1C Christopher J. Winston

Base: Goodfellow AFB, TX

Synopsis: While attending tech school, A1C Winston persistently sexually harassed several
female classmates. On multiple occasions, he groped the breasts, buttocks, and groin of three
female classmates.

Trial Results: On 18 Apr 13, at a general court-martial, A1C Winston was convicted of 2
counts of aggravated sexual contact, abusive sexual contact, and indecent language.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Winston was sentenced to a bad conduct discharge, forfeiture of
$701 per month for 6 months, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. AB Joshua Katso

Base: Grand Forks AFB, ND

Synopsis: AB Katso entered the dorm room of a female Airman and sexually assaulted her while
she was incapacitated from alcohol consumption.

Trial Results: On 6 May 11, at Grand Forks AFB, ND, AB Katso was convicted by general
court-martial of aggravated sexual assault, burglary, and unlawful entry.

Adjudged Sentence: AB Katso was sentenced to confinement for 10 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and total forfeitures of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. TSgt Alan K. Hohenstein

Base: Grand Forks AFB, ND

Synopsis: TSgt Hohenstein sexually assaulted the daughter of an Airman who spent the night at
his house.

Trial Results: On 26 Mar 11, at Grand Forks AFB, ND, TSgt Hohenstein was convicted by
general court-martial of rape using force, and wrongful sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: TSgt Hohenstein was sentenced to confinement for 6 months, a bad
conduct discharge, and reduction in rank to E-3.

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United States v. 1st Lt Brandon W. McClannahan

Base: Hill AFB, UT

Synopsis: After a night of drinking with 1st Lt McClannahan and his wife, 1st Lt
McClannahan’s subordinate, a female NCO, accused him of sexually assaulting her.

Trial Results: On 19 Aug 10, at Hill AFB, UT, at a general court-martial, 1st Lt McClannahan
was acquitted of aggravated sexual assault, but convicted of indecent acts and fraternization.

Adjudged Sentence: 1st Lt McClannahan was sentenced to confinement for 30 days and a
dismissal.

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United States v. SrA Brent Snell

Base: Hill AFB, UT

Synopsis: In Jan 09, a female victim and her friend were at a relative’s house drinking. The
victim invited SrA Snell to the party but she was passed out by the time he arrived. She
remembered waking up and saying “no” and biting SrA Snell as hard as she could on his
shoulders. She told her friend that morning that she had been raped and her friend called the
local police.

Trial Results: On 28 May 10, at a general court-martial, SrA Snell was convicted of rape.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Snell was sentenced to confinement for 15 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. A1C Sergio Rosales

Base: Hill AFB, UT

Synopsis: A1C Rosales assaulted his wife on three separate occasions. During one assault, A1C
Rosales attempted to rape her.

Trial Results: On 20 Sep 13, at a general court-martial, A1C Rosales was convicted of
attempted rape, battery, and communicating a threat.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Rosales was sentenced to confinement for 5 years, a dishonorable
discharge, total forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. TSgt Cooney S. Sarracino, Jr.

Base: Holloman AFB, NM

Synopsis: TSgt Sarracino invited his 18-year old goddaughter to his home after she finished
work. His goddaughter asked to use his computer. After TSgt Sarracino’s daughter had left the
house with her friends, TSgt Sarracino stood behind his goddaughter and put his hand under her
shirt. When she got up to leave the room, he attempted to rape her.

Trial Results: On 11 Mar 11, at a general court-martial, TSgt Sarracino was convicted of
aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, and indecent conduct.

Adjudged Sentence: TSgt Sarracino was sentenced to 2 years confinement, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. A1C Ricardo L. Pomales

Base: Hurlburt Field, FL

Synopsis: In a hotel room rented by A1C Pomales, a female Airman and another male Airman,
A1C Pomales exposed himself to the female Airman and sexually assaulted her after she and the
other male Airman had consensual sexual intercourse in the hotel room.

Trial Results: On 5 Oct 10, at Hurlburt AFB, FL, A1C Pomales was convicted by general court-
martial of indecent exposure and wrongful sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Pomales was sentenced to confinement for 12 months, a bad conduct
discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and total forfeiture of all pay and allowances.

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United States v. SSgt Seth A. Benson

Base: Hurlburt Field, FL

Synopsis: SSgt Benson was invited to a party at an off-base residence where he met a female
Airman. That night they both drank excessive amounts of alcohol and the female Airman got
sick and passed out. Despite the efforts of other Airmen at the party to separate SSgt Benson
from the female Airman, SSgt Benson had sexual intercourse with her while she was too drunk
to consent.

Trial Results: On 9 Apr 13, at a general court-martial, SSgt Benson was convicted of sexual
assault and abusive sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: SSgt Benson was sentenced to 3 years and 9 months confinement, a
dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. MSgt Brady A. Mansfield

Base: Hurlburt Field, FL

Synopsis: While the NCOIC of his squadron’s training section, MSgt Mansfield made several
inappropriate sexual comments to junior female Airmen in his unit, and touched one female
Airman without her permission.

Trial Results: On 24 Oct 12, at a general court-martial, MSgt Mansfield was charged with 2
counts of wrongful sexual contact, 5 counts of cruelty or maltreatment, assault consummated by
a battery, and simple assault. He was convicted of 5 counts of cruelty or maltreatment and 2
counts of assault consummated by a battery.

Adjudged Sentence: MSgt Mansfield was sentenced to confinement for 3 months and reduction
in grade to E-4.

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United States v. SSgt Ryan Lotsbaich

Base: Hurlburt Field, FL

Synopsis: In September 2009, SSgt Lotsbaich groped his girlfriend against her will and without
her consent. Subsequent investigation revealed that SSgt Lotsbaich hosted parties at his house in
which he provided alcohol to minor females and sexually assaulted a minor female at a party at
his house.

Trial Results: On 3 August 2011, at a general court-martial, SSgt Lotsbaich was convicted of
indecent liberties with a child, aggravated sexual assault of a child, indecent acts, wrongful
sexual contact of an adult, and providing alcohol to minors.

Adjudged Sentence: SSgt Lotsbaich was sentenced to confinement for 6 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. SrA Zachary J. Ilarraza

Base: Incirlik AB, Turkey

Synopsis: After a night of heavy drinking, SrA Ilarraza took a very intoxicated female Airman
back to his house to sleep. She went to sleep in his bed and awoke in the morning to SrA
Ilarraza having sexual intercourse with her.

Trial Results: On 30 Nov 12, at a general court-martial, SrA Ilarraza was convicted of rape.

Adjudged Sentence: SrA Ilarraza was sentenced to confinement for 7 months and reduction in
grade to E-1.

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United States v. MSgt Piotr G. Ratuszny

Base: JB Andrews, MD

Synopsis: While TDY to the Ukraine, MSgt Ratuszny went out drinking with an American
female soldier. At the end of the night, he invited her to stay in his room. He groped her while
she was asleep, but she woke up and prevented further assault.

Trial Results: On 9 Mar 13, at a general court-martial, MSgt Ratuszny was charged with
aggravated sexual assault and 2 counts of abusive sexual contact. He was convicted of wrongful
sexual contact.

Adjudged Sentence: MSgt Ratuszny was sentenced to 2 months confinement and reduction in
grade to E-6.

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United States v. A1C William R. Mullen

Base: JB Andrews, MD

Synopsis: A1C Mullen was accused by his son of sexual assault. While being interviewed by
investigators about the son’s accusations, A1C Mullen’s wife also revealed that he had raped her
in bed while she slept on more than one occasion.

Trial Results: On 10 May 11, A1C Mullen was charged at a general court-martial with 6 counts
of rape, sodomy of a child, indecent assault, assault with a dangerous weapon, and 3 counts of
simple assault. He was convicted of 2 counts of rape, indecent assault, assault with a dangerous
weapon, and 2 counts of simple assault.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Mullen was sentenced to confinement for 19 years, a dishonorable
discharge, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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United States v. A1C Nehral Maliwat

Base: JB Charleston, SC

Synopsis: In October 2012, accused and Victim #1 agreed to hang out in Victim #1’s dorm
room to watch movies. Accused climbed on top of victim and raped her, holding her arms above
her head and when she said “no,” ignoring her protests. Victim reported the rape to her flight
superintendent the same day and AFOSI was immediately notified. Victim #2 was discovered
during the course of the AFOSI investigation. Victim #2 alleged that the accused attempted to
put his hand down her pants and up her shirt while they were in public without her consent.

Trial Results: On 28 August 2013, at a general court-martial, A1C Maliwat was charged with
rape and abusive sexual contact. He was convicted of rape.

Adjudged Sentence: A1C Maliwat was sentenced to confinement for 2 years, a dishonorable
discharge, total forfeitures, and reduction in grade to E-1.

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