Five sentenced to confinement, hard labor

| May 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

Offices of Staff Judge Advocate
8th Theater Sustainment Command and 25th Infantry Division

Five Soldiers have been tried recently, found guilty and sentenced for various offenses.

A staff sergeant from Medical Company B, Tripler Army Medical Center, pled guilty to two specifications of Article 120 (aggravated sexual abuse of a child) and one specification of Article 90 (disobeying a commissioned officer), and was sentenced to confinement for four years and discharged for bad conduct.

A sergeant from Hawaii Replacement Detachment, 8th Special Troops Battalion, 8th Theater Sustainment Command, pled guilty to five specifications of Article 121 (wrongful appropriation) and five specifications of Article 134 (fraud and related activity in connection with identification documents, authentication features, and information), and was reduced in rank to E-2, required to forfeit $664 in pay per month for the next 24 months, and sentenced to hard labor without confinement for 90 days.

A private first class from 71st Chemical Company, 8th Military Police Brigade, 8th TSC, pled guilty to one specification of Article 86 (absent without leave) and two specifications of Article 128 (aggravated assault of a child), and was sentenced to reduction in rank to E-1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement for 114 months, and a dishonorable discharge.

A specialist from Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, pled guilty to one specification of Article 86 (absent without leave), and was sentenced to reduction to E-1 and forfeiture of $800 pay per month for 10 months and confinement for 160 days.

A specialist from 2nd Battalion (Rear), 25th Combat Aviation Brigade (Rear Provisional), 25th ID, pled guilty to two specifications of Article 81 (conspiracy), two specifications of Article 128 (assault) and one specification of Article 129 (burglary), and was sentenced to confinement for 19 months.

In addition to forfeiture of pay (either adjudged or by operation of law), confinement and a punitive discharge, these Soldiers will also have a federal conviction on their record, meaning they must report this when filling out a job application. 

A federal conviction strips Soldiers of many rights, including the right to purchase and maintain firearms and the right to vote.

Q: Why does the Hawaii Army Weekly publish court-martial findings?

The Office of the Staff Judge Advocate releases the results of recent courts-martial for publication to inform the community of military justice trends and to deter future misconduct by Soldiers.

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