Courts-Martial Results Demonstrate Accountability, Transparency

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus furthered his commitment to improve the Department of the Navy’s sexual assault response on July 18 by announcing additional resources for investigators and a new initiative designed to enhance accountability and transparency across the Department.

To increase transparency of the department’s criminal proceedings, SECNAV directed the services to begin publishing the results of all Special and General Courts-Martial, including sexual assault cases, on the service primary websites of Navy.mil and Marines.mil, respectively, by July 25.

Rear Adm. John Kirby, U.S. Navy Chief of Information, explains the initiatives in the following video

The following reports the results of every Special and General Court-Martial convened within the United States Navy from January through June 2013. The cases are separated by the Navy Region in which they were tried.

Naval District Washington

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., HM2 James Mcintosh, USN pled guilty to fraud against the government and false official statement. On 25 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, a Dishonorable Discharge¸ reduction in rank to E-1, and 60 days confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., LT Marc Seals, USN pled guilty to possession of child pornography. On 21 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Dismissal from the service and 2 years confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., CTIC Edwin Hinojos, USN was tried for aggravated sexual assault of a child. On 7 March 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge and 7 years confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Midshipman Patrick Slack, USN was tried for abusive sexual contact and unlawful entry. On 28 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to abusive sexual contact but guilty to unlawful entry and sentenced him to a letter of reprimand and 60 days restriction.
  • At a General Court Martial in Washington D.C., an E-5 was tried for aggravated assault, assaults consummated by a battery, perjury, and stalking. On 21 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., Major Mark Thompson, USMC was tried for aggravated sexual assault, fraternization, indecent acts, and conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. On 3 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to aggravated sexual assault but guilty to the remaining charges and sentenced him to a letter of reprimand, forfeiture of $2500 per month for 24 months, and 60 days confinement.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Quantico, Virginia, IT1 Conrad Rockenhaus, USN was tried for attempted arson, making false official statements, swearing false oaths, hoax designed to cause panic, communicating a threat, and wearing unauthorized awards and qualifications. On 25 June 2013, the military judge dismissed the charges and specifications for attempted arson, swearing false oaths, hoax designed to cause panic, communicating a threat, and some of the false official statements, but returned a verdict of guilty for the remaining false official statements and wearing unauthorized awards and qualifications. The military judge sentenced him to a letter of reprimand, a Bad Conduct Discharge, and 157 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., HN Myles Bowersox, USN was found guilty of false official statement and assault. On 21 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a letter of reprimand, a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 180 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., MA3 Michael Keliher, USN pled guilty to sexual harassment. On 28 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a letter of reprimand, reduction in rank to E-2, 45 days confinement, and 45 days of hard labor without confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., HM2 Sexton Kelly, USN pled guilty to adultery. On 24 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a letter of reprimand, reduction in rank to E-3, 45 days confinement, 45 days of hard labor, and 45 days restriction to the installation.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., HN Bailey Lawson, USN pled guilty to fleeing apprehension and drunk driving. On 2 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a letter of reprimand, reduction in rank to E-1, and 100 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., HM1 Renville Marsh, USN pled guilty to attempted wrongful appropriation, placing obscene images in the mail, and internet harassment. On 24 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a letter of reprimand, reduction in rank to E-4, 30 days restriction, and 90 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., CTR3 Molly Woolard, USN pled guilty to unauthorized absence, disrespect towards a superior commissioned officer, failure to obey a regulation, and larceny. On 25 Feburary 2013, the military judge sentenced her to a Bad Conduct Discharge, $755 fine, reduction in rank to E-1, and 100 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., LCDR William Parker, USN pled guilty to misuse of a government travel card, forgery and false official statement. On 15 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a fine of $2,394.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., HN Thomas Fitzgerald, USN was tried for assault consummated by a battery. On 17 May 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to assault consummated by a battery, but guilty to simple assault. The panel sentenced him to a forfeiture of $1,342 per month for 2 months, reduction in rank to E-1 and 40 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Washington, D.C., an E-6 was tried for wrongful sexual contact and aggravated assault. On 5 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to both charges.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, ITC Castidad Aponte, USN pled guilty to false official statement and larceny of military property with a value of more than $500. On 1 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, $10,000 fine, reduction in rank to E-6, and 6 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, DCFN Brent Colyer, USN pled guilty to failure to obey a general order and possession of child pornography. On 27 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 6 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, STS1 Rusty Dailey, USN pled guilty to sale of military property and larceny. On 7 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge, a reprimand, and 17 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, GM1 John Darden, USN pled guilty to an indecent act and sodomy with a child. On 25 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 3 years confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, HM2 Pedro Bess, USN was tried for indecent acts, attempted indecent acts, and assault consummated by a battery. The panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to attempt to commit wrongful indecent conduct and indecent conduct and found him not guilty of attempt to commit wrongful sexual contact, indecent conduct with a minor, and assault consummated by a battery. On 8 March 2013, the panel of members sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge and 2 years confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, DC1 Bernard Evans, USN pled guilty to failure to obey a general order, wrongful disposition of United States property of a value of more than $500 and reckless operation of a vehicle. On 7 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a fine of $347, reduction in rank to E-4 and 3 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, E-5 was tried for sexual assault. On 22 February 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CS1 Thomas Gioia, USN was tried for conspiracy, fraternization, false official statement, and sexual assault. On 18 April 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to the sexual assault and other charges but guilty to fraternization. The panel sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-5.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, LCDR Adam Terral, USN was tried for wrongful sexual contact and fraternization. On 11 January 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to a Dismissal from the service and 1 year confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, MM2 Nestor Suazo-Lopez, USN was tried for fraternization with a recruit, forcible rape of another recruit, wrongful sexual contact of a third recruit, desertion, and false official statement. On 21 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 5 years confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an E-4 was tried for aggravated sexual assault. On 26 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, AO3 James Tucker, USN pled guilty to sexual harassment. On 23 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a $5,000 fine, reduction in rate to E-1, and 3 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, IT3 Mark Williams, USN pled guilty to failure to obey a regulation. On 26 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to 120 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, STS3 Charles Valentine, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 26 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a forfeiture of $1,000 pay per month for 2 months, reduction in rank to E-3, and 30 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CS2 Dominique York, USN pled guilty to false official statement and larceny. On 26 April 2013, the military judge sentenced to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a $5,000 fine, and 2 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, FT2 John Anderson, USN pled guilty to failure to obey an order, wrongful use of controlled substance, and wrongful possession of a controlled substance. On 20 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 250 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, HA William Cummings, USN pled guilty to wrongfully manufacturing drugs with the intent to distribute, assault consummated by a battery, unauthorized absence, and dereliction of duty. On 2 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 2 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, HN Zachary Cremeans, USN pled guilty to failure to obey a general order, housebreaking, and obstructing justice. On 20 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 5 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an E-6, was tried for failure to obey a general order and an indecent act. On 27 March 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an E-2 was tried for use of a controlled substance. On 30 January 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, BM3 Kevin Duff, USN pled guilty to failure to obey a general order. On 2 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 6 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, LS2 Niclous Howard, USN was tried for wrongful sexual contact, assault on a petty officer, and sexual harassment. On 7 February 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to sexual harassment and not guilty of all other charges. He was sentenced to a Bad Conduct Discharge and reduction in rank to E-3.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CTN2 Jarvis Johnson, USN pled guilty to larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. On 8 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to E-3 and 5 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, QMSN Craig Landes, USN pled guilty to failure to obey an order and larceny of military property. On 26 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 75 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, E-6 was tried for false official statement. On 12 February 2013, the military judge returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, IT1 Edward Lee, USN pled guilty to sale of military property and larceny. On 15 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge¸ reduction in rank to E-3, and 5 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, EM1 Paul Lynch, USN pled guilty to wrongful sexual contact. On 11 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 120 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CS3 Natosha Mason, USN was tried for conspiracy to commit larceny. On 11 February 2013, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced to a forfeiture of $1,343 per month for 1 month, reduction in rank to E-3, and 30 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, AT3 Michael Milkovich, USN was tried for dereliction of duty and wrongfully damaging military property. On 23 May 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty for damaging military property and a verdict of guilty for dereliction of duty. He was sentenced to a forfeiture of $1,199 pay per month for 1 month, reduction in rank to E-2, and 30 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, STSSN Jeffrey Morris, USN pled guilty to possession of child pornography. On 21 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 11 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, GMC Johnny Richards, USN pled guilty to attempted indecent language with a child. On 29 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 1 year confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, GMSN Alexander Rorie, USN pled guilty to failure to obey a regulation. On 26 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to 75 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, MA3 Steven Spaltro, USN pled guilty to damaging or losing military property. On 3 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 2 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, EM3 Michael Steeby, USN was tried for assault consummated by a battery, maiming, and drunk and disorderly conduct. On 24 April 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty for maiming and drunk and disorderly conduct and a verdict of guilty for assault consummated by a battery. The panel sentenced him to reduction in rank to E-3 and 60 days restriction.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, E-5 was tried for failure to obey an order and assault upon a petty officer. On 4 April 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty on all charges.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, LCpl Joseph Teixeira, USMC pled guilty to dereliction of duty and larceny. On 15 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 4 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, BM3 Camille Brown, USN pled guilty to unauthorized absence, larceny, and making and uttering worthless checks. On 6 June 2013, the military judge sentenced her to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 5 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an E-5 was tried for sexual harassment and assault consummated by a battery. On 26 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Southeast

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, an E-4 was tried for sexual assault. On 17 January 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, BUCN Richard Gutierrez, USN pled guilty to wrongful possession and distribution of drugs and failure to obey an order. On 2 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 15 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, an ENS Christopher Januski, USN was tried for sexual assault. On 31 January 2013, the panel of members convicted him and sentenced him to a Dismissal from the service and confinement for 4 years.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, HA Keegan Turczyn, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery and reckless driving. On 6 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 446 days confinement.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, MMFN Eric Grossman, USN pled guilty to larceny. On 8 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 5 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, PS1 Bobby Austin, USN pled guilty to false official statement, larceny of non-military property with a value of more than $500, and knowingly executing a scheme to obtain moneys from a financial institution under false pretenses. On 20 March 2013, the panel of members sentenced a reduction in rank to E-5 and 60 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, YN3 Jonathan Austin, USN pled guilty to false official statement, wrongful possession of a controlled substance, and larceny of non-military property with a value of more than $500. On 21 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeiture of $1,010 per month for 10 months, reduction in rank to E-1 and confinement for 1 year.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, ATAN Charles Bowker, USN pled guilty to unauthorized absence and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 14 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1 and 94 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, GySgt John Brand, USMC pled guilty to larceny of non-military property with a value of more than $500. On 12 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a $19,000 fine, reduction in rank to E-4, and 3 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, YNSR Gene Burnham, USN pled guilty to wrongful use of a controlled substance and wrongful distribution of a controlled substance. On 1 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 7 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, HN Ryan Davidson, USN pled guilty to failure to obey a general order. On 8 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to E-1 and 75 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, MASN Daniel Fontenot, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery upon a child under the age of 16. On 15 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 3 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, ADAN Brent Glidden, USN pled guilty to possession of child pornography. On 28 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 10 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, an E-6 was tried for dereliction of duty and false official statement. On 16 May 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, CS2 Duane Herbert, USN pled guilty to larceny, assault consummated by a battery and failure to obey an order. On 26 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 8 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, LCpl Blake Jeffries, USMC pled guilty to wrongful drug use. On 23 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 45 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, ITSN John Kersch, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery, wrongful use of controlled substances, unauthorized absence, and failure to obey an order. On 17 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a forfeiture of $850 per month for 2 months and reduction in rank to E-1.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, LS1 Joel Wallace, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery on a child. On 21 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to 30 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, MASN Tyler Meier, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery, breaking restriction, adultery, and failure to obey a regulation. On 8 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 12 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, GM3 Justin Najdawi, USN was tried for offering violence to superior commissioned officer, assault upon a commissioned officer, assault consummated by a battery, and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline. The military judge returned a verdict of not guilty to the offense of offering violence to a superior commissioned but guilty to the lesser included offense of assault consummated by a battery, as well as guilty to assault upon a commissioned officer, assault consummated by a battery and conduct prejudicial to good order and discipline. On 21 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 6 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, MM1 Lee Parrett, USN pled guilty to committing an indecent act. On 22 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-3, and 110 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, AO3 Donald Hudson, USN was tried for failure to go to an appointed place of duty and wrongfully leaving the command, disrespect to superior petty officers, failure to obey a lawful order, and dereliction of duty. On 26 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-1, 60 days restriction and 90 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, HM3 Christopher Snyder, USN pled guilty to larceny of military property, selling military property, and attempting to sell military property. On 10 June 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-2, forfeitures of $1000 pay per month for 4 months and 4 months confinement.

Navy Region Midwest

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, FC1 James Lynch, USN pled guilty to possession of child pornography and possession of child pornography with intent to distribute. On 27 June 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to E-1, and 4 years confinement.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, ETSN Sal Malaby, USN pled guilty to indecent language. On 29 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 6 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, ABF1 Christopher Pustam, USN was tried for failure to obey a regulation, maltreatment, false official statement, simple assault and obstructing justice. On 17 January 2013, the panel of members returned a finding of guilty to simple assault and failure to obey a regulation and not guilty of all other charges. The panel sentenced him to forfeitures of $1,553 pay per month for 3 months.

Navy Region Northwest

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Everett, Washington, ABHAN Siegfried Benton, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery and unlawful entry. On 15 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to forfeiture of $1,500 per month for 10 months, reduction in rank to E-1, and 6 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Everett, Washington, an E-4 was tried for assault consummated by a battery and communicating a threat. On 9 January 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, STS3 Paul Fontanoza, USN pled guilty to committing sodomy. On 19 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a forfeiture of $1,000 per month for 6 months, reduction to E-2, restriction for 2 months, and 85 days confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, ET2 Jason McCaray, USN pled guilty to possession of child pornography and failure to obey a regulation. On 11 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge¸ reduction in rank to E-1, and 45 months confinement.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Everett, Washington, CSSA Shada Broughton, USN pled guilty to false official statement. On 13 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a fine of $500, reduction in rank to E-1, and 7 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, HM3 Ronald Givens, USN pled guilty to wrongful use and distribution of drugs and larceny. On 14 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 9 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, MA2 Andre Kellman, USN pled guilty to discharging a firearm in a manner to endanger human life, unlawful entry, and false official statement. On 12 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a $500 fine, and 10 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Everett, Washington, DCFN Jason Lindsay, USN pled guilty to wrongful drug use and possession and failure to obey a regulation. On 13 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-2, and 6 months confinement.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, IT1 Anthony Evans, USN was tried for possession of child pornography. On 18 January 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge and 18 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AEAN Jeremy Green, USN was tried for rape of a child, indecent conduct with a child, sodomy with a child, and wrongful appropriation. He was found guilty of all charges. On 7 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 140 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, an E-4 was tried for sexual assault and an indecent act. On 21 March 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, MA3 Michael Wallberg, USN and an E-5 were tried in a joint trial on sex crime offenses. MA3 Wallberg was also charged with making a false official statement. A third Sailor, another E-4 was tried by a separate General Court-Martial on sex crime offenses related to the same incident. On 6 May 2013, the panels of members returned verdicts of not guilty to the sex crime charges for all three Sailors, but found MA3 Wallberg guilty of providing a false official statement and sentenced him to restriction to the installation for 60 days.
  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AO2 Juan Escobedo, USN pled guilty to committing an indecent act. On 4 June 2013, the military judge sentenced him to forfeitures of $1,000 per month for 5 months, reduction in rank to E-3, and 5 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, MM1 Bradford Lung, USN pled guilty to sexual contact with a minor under 12, sodomy with a minor under 12, indecent acts with a child, and production and possession of child pornography. On 6 June 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 43 years confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AZ2 Jeremy McMurry, USN pled guilty to wrongfully accessing child pornography with intent to view. On 27 June 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge and 16 months confinement.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AM2 Julian Galvan, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 30 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-4, and 30 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, OSC Dennis Aumack, USN pled guilty to failure to obey an order. On 26 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-6 and 29 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, IT1 Luis Cardona, USN pled guilty to committing sexual assault. On 23 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 1 year of confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, MMFN Nancy Castillo, USN was tried for unauthorized absence, failure to obey an order, false official statement, and larceny of military property with a value of more than $500. On 29 March 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced her to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a fine of $12,120, reduction in rank to E-1, and 1 year of confinement if the fine is not paid.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, LS3 Owen Delarosa, USN pled guilty to wrongful use of a controlled substance. On 18 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-1 and confinement for 90 days.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, OS2 Parris Dowdell, USN pled guilty to willful dereliction of duty. On 13 March 2013, the military judge sentenced a forfeiture of $600 per month for 1 month.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, DCCS DeJuan Wilmore, USN pled guilty to dereliction of duty, false official statement, and obstruction of justice. On 11 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-6 and 89 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, EMFN Demetrich Herder, USN pled guilty to unauthorized absence, missing movement, larceny, and wrongful drug use. On 26 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 265 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, SR Cordaero Matthews, USN pled guilty to simple assault and wrongful drug use. On 8 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 90 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, LS1 Frederick Sharpe, USN pled guilty to larceny, conspiracy, and false official statement. On 10 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a forfeiture of $1,007 pay per month for 1 month, reduction in rank to E-3, and 75 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, ITSR Tyler Snitker, USN pled guilty to wrongful drug use and unauthorized absence. On 11 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a forfeiture of $1,000 pay per month for 12 months and 330 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, ABH2 Sean Tolliver, USN pled guilty to wrongful drug use, larceny, and unauthorized absence. On 8 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 9 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, ABE1 Rojensen U., USN pled guilty to desertion. On 13 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to 130 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, BM2 Jajuan Elias, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 13 June 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-4 and 45 days confinement.

Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, FC2 Justin Brown, USN pled guilty to possession and receipt of child pornography. On 10 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, total forfeiture of pay, reduction in rank to E-1, and 300 days confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, YNCS James Glover, USN pled guilty to conspiracy to commit larceny, failure to obey a regulation, dereliction of duty, and larceny of military property. On 29 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, total forfeiture of pay, $11,000 fine, reduction in rank to E-3, and 365 days confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, CS2 David Watt, USN pled guilty to possession and receipt of child pornography. On 31 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, total forfeiture of pay, reduction in rank to E-1, and 11 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, YN2 John Taylor, USN pled guilty to conspiracy to commit larceny, failure to obey a regulation, dereliction of duty, and larceny of military property. On 6 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a total forfeiture of pay, a $17,000 fine, reduction in rank to E-1, and 325 days confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, LS1 Michael Halas, USN was tried for aggravated assault, reckless driving, larceny and fleeing the scene of an accident. On 15 March 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to the lesser included offense of assault consummated by a battery and not guilty of all other charges. The panel sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-5, forfeiture of $1,200 pay per month for 6 months, and 60 days confinement.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, LT Dion Wigfall, USN was tried for dereliction of duty. On 28 March 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to the charge and sentenced him to no punishment.

Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, an E-3 was tried for sexual assault. On 26 April 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, IS2 Christopher Griffen, USN was tried for sexual assault. On 30 January 2013, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge, a $50,000 fine, reduction to E-1, and confinement for 48 months.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, LS2 Nicholas Calhoun, USN pled guilty to false official statement, receipt of child pornography, and possession of child pornography. On 12 April 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 18 years confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, FC2 Shane Nichlos, USN was tried on two specifications of possession of child pornography. On 17 April 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to one specification and sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 6 months confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, GM3 Nigel Morris, USN was tried for disrespect to a superior petty officer and aggravated assault. On 27 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty on the disrespect charge and found him guilty of assault consummated by a battery (a lesser included offense to the aggravated assault). The panel of members sentenced him to no punishment.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, AMAR Jacob Brown, USN pled guilty to failure to obey an order. On 6 February 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, a fine of $1,000, and 38 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, YNC Willie James, USN pled guilty to fraud on the government, dereliction of duty, and impersonating a commissioned or warrant officer with an intent to defraud. On 15 January 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge¸ reduction in rank to E-1, and 10 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, AM1 Mark Johnson, USN pled guilty to reckless driving, false official statement, and failure to obey an order. On 31 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 100 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, BMSN Scott Kirtely, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 22 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 10 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, YN2 Curtis Smith, USN pled guilty to uttering bad checks, dishonorably failing to pay a just debt, and larceny. On 6 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 11 months and 28 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, an E-5 was tried for conspiracy, a false official statement, and larceny of military property with a value of more than $500. On 20 May 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, CSSN Zachary Alston, USN pled guilty to failure to obey an order and failure to obey a general order. On 22 May 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, and 10 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Guam, PRC Shaun Montgomery, USN was tried for false official statements and failure to obey general orders. On 15 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a forfeiture of $1,600 pay per month for 6 months, reduction in rank to E-4, and 180 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Guam, MA3 Davon Johnson, USN pled guilty to 2 assaults consummated by a battery. On 1 July 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, a fine of $2500, and 210 days confinement.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Rota, Spain, an E-4 was tried for sexual assault. On 27 February 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Sigonella, Italy, AS2 Dane Denobriga, USN was tried for conspiracy to enter into an unlawful marriage and larceny of non-military property with a value of more than $500. On 17 January 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to a Dishonorable Discharge, a $20,000 fine, and 1 year confinement.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Sigonella, Italy, MA2 Sean Murray, USN was tried for sexual assault, assault consummated by a battery, and driving under the influence of alcohol. The panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to the sexual assault but guilty to the assault consummated by a battery and driving under the influence. On 28 January 2013, the panel sentenced him to a Bad Conduct Discharge and 180 days confinement.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Sigonella, Italy, UTCN Michael Demko, USN was tried for abusive sexual contact, drunkenness, unauthorized absence, and failure to obey a general. On 11 January 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to 210 days confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial on board USS JOHN C. STENNIS (CVN 74), AMAR Marcus Martinez, USN pled guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 11 March 2013, the military judge sentenced him to a forfeiture of $1,000 per month for 3 months and 3 months confinement.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Naples, Italy, SH2 Dennis Madriz, USN pled guilty to one charge of larceny from the Navy Exchange, and not guilty to false official statement and two other specifications of larceny. On 5 June 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to false official statement and guilty to the two additional specifications of larceny. The panel of members sentenced him to a reduction in rank to E-4 and 30 days restriction.

Additional information and resources to combat sexual assault is available at www.sapr.navy.mil. Sexual assault affects Navy readiness, and the Navy is committed to preventing sexual assault. Join the Navy’s conversation about sexual assault on social media and help raise awareness by using #NavySAPR.

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