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Continued Accountability, Transparency: August 2013 Special and General Courts-Martial Results

As a continued commitment to improve the Department of the Navy’s response to sexual assault by increasing accountability and transparency, the August 2013 Special and General Courts-Martial Results have been released. 

The following reports the results of Special and General Courts-Martial tried within the United States Navy in August 2013. The cases are listed by the Navy Region in which they were tried. Future monthly Special and General Courts-Martial results will be available at http://www.navy.mil.

 

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, ABE1 Fabian Thompson, USN was tried for rape, aggravated sexual assault, forcible sodomy, and burglary. On August 9, 2013, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to aggravated sexual assault and not guilty to the remaining charges. The members sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 1 year.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, ITS2 Jeramie M. Hutchinson, USN was tried for rape and two counts of sexual assault. On August 28, 2013, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to rape and not guilty to the remaining charges. The members sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 3 months.
  • At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CSSN Aaron Lane, USN pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. On August 29, 2013, a military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 2 years.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, AOCS Timothy B. Samulak, USN pleaded guilty to assault. On August 6, 2013, a military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-5, forfeit $500 pay per month for 6 months and confinement for 60 days.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, ABEAN Brian Lloyd, USN pled guilty to violation of a lawful general order and larceny. On August 29, 2013, a military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, be fined $12,120 and confinement for 11 months.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Pensacola, Florida, HR Brandon Yarbrough, USN was tried for aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, indecent acts, larceny, and breaking restriction. On August 9, 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to aggravated sexual assault, one specification of abusive sexual contact, and one specification of indecent acts, but guilty to the remaining charges of abusive sexual contact, indecent acts, larceny, and breaking restriction. The panel of members sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge and confinement for 4 years.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, YN1 Carlos Agostobaez, USN pleaded guilty to disrespect toward a superior commissioned officer and false official statement. On August 20, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3 and confinement for 75 days.

Navy Region Midwest

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, EMFR Ian Moore, USN was tried for sexual assault and violating liberty policy. The panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to sexual assault and guilty to the liberty policy violation. On August 1, 2013, the panel of members sentenced him to restriction for 14 days.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, an E-7 was tried for fraternization. On August 7, 2013, a military judge found the accused not guilty.

Navy Region Northwest

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, HM2 Vernon A. Hankins, USN pleaded guilty to assaults consummated by a battery. On August 1, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, be fined $7,000 and confinement for 45 days.

Navy Region Southwest

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Lemoore, California, AME2 Kerran A. Green, USN was tried for aggravated sexual abuse of a child. A panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to one specification of aggravated sexual abuse of a child and not guilty on the remaining charge. On August 1, 2013, the panel of members sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4 and confinement for 60 days.
  • At a General Court-Martial in San Diego, California, PR2 Timothy W. Vigil, USN pleaded guilty to receipt, possession and viewing child pornography and endangering a child under the age of 16. On August 22, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeit all pay and allowances, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 48 months.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, SA Mathew A. Haag, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence, missing movement, and wrongful drug use. He was tried for missing movement and providing alcohol to a minor. A panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to the charges. On August 8, 2013, the panel of members sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeit $1,010 pay per month for 6 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 6 months.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, AT1 Michael A. Hussey, USN pleaded guilty to creating a hostile work environment, assault and indecent exposure. On August 21. 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4 and confinement for 89 days.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, CS3 Daniel A. Lujan, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence. On August 23, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-2 and confinement for 75 days.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, STG3 Christopher D. Dreyer, USN pleaded guilty to indecently recording the private area of another. On August 26, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 8 months.
  • At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, IT2 Christian J. Thompson, USN pleaded guilty to attempting to indecently record the private area of another. On August 27, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,010 pay per month for 12 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 335 days.

Navy Region Hawaii

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, CM2 Adam Nelms, USN was tried for aggravated sexual assault, sodomy, adultery, and providing alcohol to a minor. On August 1, 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to aggravated sexual assault and sodomy, but returned a verdict of guilty to adultery and providing alcohol to a minor. The panel of members sentenced him to forfeit $1,040 per month for 2 months and hard labor without confinement for 90 days.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, ET2 Caleb Granados, USN was tried for dereliction of duty and aggravated assault. On August 28, 2013, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 147 days.

Navy Region Japan

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, ENC John Doyle III, USN pleaded guilty to violating a lawful general order, wrongful sexual contact and assault. On August  1, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $50,000 and confinement for 8 years.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court-Martial onboard Naval Base Guam, ENC Duane Johnson, USN pleaded guilty to violating lawful general orders and adultery. On August 21, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3 and confinement for 11 months.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

General Court-Martial

  • At a General Court Martial in Sigonella, Sicily, Italy, an E-5 was tried for sexual assault. On August 21, 2013, the military judge returned a verdict of not guilty.

Special Court-Martial

  • At a Special Court Martial in Manama, Bahrain, LSSN Daniel Silveira, USN pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On August 10, 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit $1,000 pay per month for 2 months and confinement for 45 days.

July 2013’s Special and General Courts-Martial results are available.

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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