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Navy releases April court-martial results

May. 15, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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The Navy released the results of 25 general and special courts-martial decided in April, continuing a policy of transparency that began last year.

Only three of the cases released May 15 ended in verdicts of not guilty. Only one case involved an officer, a lieutenant who pleaded guilty to fraternization and adultery, among other charges.

Results from April courts-martial, listed by region:

Naval District Washington

■At a general court-martial in Washington, D.C., SA Gerald A. Fairley pleaded guilty to assaults consummated by battery. On April 15, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to E-1 and confinement for 14 months.

■At a special court-martial in Washington, CTRC Darold B. Little pleaded guilty to assaults consummated by battery. On April 24, the military judge sentenced him to a letter of reprimand, confinement for 60 days and restriction for 29 days.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

■At a general court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia, HN Sean Christiansen pleaded guilty to sexual assault. On April 9, the military judge sentenced him to a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to E-1 and confinement for four years.

■At a general court-martial in Norfolk, SN Alexander P. Sanchez was tried for rape and sexual assault. On April 4, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, and confinement for two years.

■At a general court-martial in Norfolk, ENC Gordon Rhodes pleaded guilty to failure to obey an order, stalking, obstruction of justice, harassment and indecent language. On April 17, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge and confinement for four years.

■At a general court-martial in Norfolk, an E-4 was tried for forcible sodomy and sexual contact. On April 23, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Southeast

■At a general court-martial in Mayport, Florida, EN1 Chad Jeffrey pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography. On April 10, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to E-3 and confinement for seven months.

■At a general court-martial in Mayport, an E-5 was tried for sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery. On April 2, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

■At a special court-martial in Jacksonville, Florida, AOAR Donald Hudson was tried for unauthorized absences, failure to obey orders and wrongful use of marijuana. On April 1, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty for an unauthorized absence, failure to obey orders and wrongful use of marijuana. The judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge and confinement for 45 days.

Navy Region Midwest

■At a special court-martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, OSSA Alfonso Hernandez was tried for indecent exposure, assault on a law enforcement officer, and drunk and disorderly conduct. On April 22, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty for drunk and disorderly conduct. The judge sentenced him to forfeit $500 per month for two months and hard labor without confinement for 30 days.

Navy Region Northwest

■At a special court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, LSCS Edward Lange pleaded guilty to one specification of indecent exposure. On April 28, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to E-5 and confinement for 90 days.

■At a special court-martial in Bremerton, PS3 Terrence G. Boutte pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On April 29, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3 and confinement for 50 days.

Navy Region Southwest

■At a general court-martial in San Diego, Lt. Todd M. Crawford pleaded guilty to willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, fraternization, false official statements, conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman and adultery. On April 15, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, a fine of $2,000 and confinement for six months.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, ND2 Ricardo E. Camacho pleaded guilty to assault. On April 1, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge and confinement for 250 days.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, CMCR Clifton L. Daniels pleaded guilty to damaging military property. On April 2, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $500 per month for three months, a fine of $500 and confinement for 90 days.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, YNC Melissa Russakow pleaded guilty to willfully disobeying a superior commissioned officer, fraternization, false official statements, adultery and obstructing justice. On April 4, the military judge sentenced her to reduction in rank to E-6 and confinement for 35 days.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, ABHAA Darryl L. Singletary pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence. On April 8, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to E-1 and confinement for 65 days.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, HM3 Luis Marin pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence and wrongful use of a controlled substance. The military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to E-3 and confinement for 60 days.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, ADAN Tariq M. Latif pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence and wrongful use of controlled substances. On April 9, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge and confinement for 115 days.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, BMSN Jasmine T. Pickens pleaded guilty to disrespect toward a superior commissioned officer and insubordinate conduct toward a petty officer. On April 28, the military judge sentenced her to a reprimand and restriction for 30 days.

Navy Region Hawaii

■At a special court-martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, IT3 Sequan R. Knighton pleaded guilty to larceny. On April 14, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to E-1, forfeiture of $1,000 per month for four months and confinement for four months.

Navy Region Japan

■At a general court-martial in Yokosuka, Japan, SN Simi James Tigilau pleaded guilty to sexual assault and sodomy of a child 12 years of age or older and unauthorized absence. On April 15, the military judge sentenced him to a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to E-1 and confinement for nine months.

■At a general court-martial in Yokosuka, HM2 Manuel Arellano pleaded guilty to attempted rape, rape, and disorderly conduct. On April 2, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to E-1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, a fine of $90,000, and confinement for nine years.

■At a special court-martial in Guam, OS1 Diante Hodge pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery and endangering the health of a child. On April 6, the military judge sentenced him to a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to E-1 and confinement for 12 months.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

■At a special court-martial in Sigonella, Italy, an E-4 was tried for wrongfully disposing of fuel, damage to military property and violation of a general order. On April 16, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty to all charges and specifications.

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