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Verdicts released for July courts-martial

Aug. 19, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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The Navy has published the results of special and general courts-martial tried in July 36 verdicts in all.

The cases, by region:

Naval District Washington

■ At a general court-martial in Washington, D.C., an O-4 was tried for abusive sexual contacts. On July 3, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

■ At a general court-martial in Washington, D.C., CS2 Terrell White was tried for false official statement, assault consummated by a battery, damaging property, adultery and aggravated sexual assault. On July 25, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge and confinement for one year.

■ At a special court-martial in Washington, D.C., HN Julie B. Walling pleaded guilty to conspiracy and wrongfully distributing cocaine. On July 29, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge and confinement for 90 days.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

■ At a general court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CS3 Justin M. Mohead was tried for rape and sexual assault. On July 11, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge and confinement for three years.

■ At a general court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia, an O-3 was tried for sexual assault and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. On July 18, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

■ At a general court-martial in Groton, Connecticut, ET2 Mark A. Miears pleaded guilty to production and possession of child pornography and an indecent act. On July 30, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge and confinement for 24 months.

■ At a general court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia, AME2 James R. Rich was tried for sexual abuse of a child. On July 31, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge and confinement for seven years.

■ At a special court-martial in Groton, Connecticut, SN Joshua Wall was tried for larceny and conspiracy to commit larceny. On July 2, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty to larceny and sentenced him to restriction for 45 days.

■ At a special court-martial in Rota, Spain, an E-7 was tried for sexual harassment and cruelty. On July 23, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

■ At a special court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia, HM2 Dimengo Smith pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On July 25, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit $1,000 per month for six months and confinement for six months.

■ At a special court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia, IT1 Jefferson N. Youngblood was tried for sexual harassment and abusive sexual contacts. On July 25, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty for sexual harassment. The panel of members sentenced him to a reprimand, forfeit $1,212 per month for two months, and confinement for 60 days.

At a special court-martial in Norfolk, Virginia, CS2 Katherine Kim pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence and possession and use of spice. On July 31, the military judge sentenced her to forfeit $2,034.90 per month for seven months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 210 days.

Navy Region Southeast

■ At a general court-martial in Jacksonville, Florida, AWVC Michael J. Esparza pleaded guilty to assault with a dangerous weapon. On July 17, the panel of members sentenced him to a reprimand and reduction in rank to paygrade E-6.

■ At a general court-martial in Pensacola, Florida, ABH2 Ogarry L. Clarke was tried for sexual assaults of a child. On July 23, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty for one specification of sexual assault of a child and sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge and confinement for seven years.

■ At a special court-martial in Mayport, Florida, GM2 Themie G. Burdette pleaded guilty to larceny and selling U.S. military property. On July 3, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, and confinement for 30 days.

Navy Region Midwest

■ At a special court-martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, MMFN Cordell J. Barcus pleaded guilty to unauthorized absences from his unit, failing to obey a lawful order, wrongful use of marijuana and wrongful distribution of cocaine. On July 17, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty on all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 6 months.

Navy Region Northwest

■ At a general court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, AOAA Robert M. Mitchell pleaded guilty to aggravated assaults and assaults consummated by a battery of a child. On July 21, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for eight years.

■ At a general court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, HT1 James Branen was tried for sexual abuse of a child. On July 25, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge and confinement four years.

■ At a general court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, Lt. (jg) Thomas J. Harris pleaded guilty to two specifications of possessing child pornography. On July 29, the panel of members sentenced him to dismissal from the service and confinement for 18 months.

■ At a special court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, Marine Cpl Samuel P. Hatfield pleaded guilty to violating lawful orders and assaults consummated by a battery. On July 1, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,000 per month for three months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-2 and confinement for 89 days.

■ At a special court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, HN Seong C. Kim pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On July 22, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, forfeit $600 per month for two months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 60 days.

■ At a special court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, CSSA Joshua L. Hayes pleaded guilty to desertion, unauthorized absence, wrongful drug use and breaking restriction. On July 25, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 120 days.

■ At a special court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, CE2 David L. Dooley pleaded guilty to larcenies. On July 28, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, forfeit $1,000 per month for three months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 87 days.

■ At a special court-martial in Bremerton, Washington, LS2 Phillipian R. Stewart pleaded guilty to larceny. On July 28, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,250 per month for four months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-4 and confinement for 120 days.

Navy Region Southwest

■ At a general court-martial in San Diego, EMCS Jose Domingo was tried for aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact, assault consummated by battery and adultery. On June 19, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to aggravated sexual assault, abusive sexual contact and adultery. On July 8, the members sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge and confinement for 8 years.

■ At a special court-martial in San Diego, FCSN Darnell A. Cooper pleaded guilty to failure to obey a lawful general order and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On July 2, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 30 days.

■ At a special court-martial in San Diego, FCSA Paul J. Gano pleaded guilty to failure to obey a lawful general order and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On July 3, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit $1000 per month for two months and confinement for 60 days.

■ At a special court-martial in San Diego, AO1 Tristan Foster pleaded guilty to failure to obey lawful general orders. On July 11, 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, HN Andras Karatsonyi pleaded guilty to absence without leave. On July 11, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 125 days.

■ At a special court-martial in San Diego, BM2 Byron McCray pleaded guilty to failure to obey a lawful general regulation and drunken operation of vehicle. On July 30, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4, a fine of $1,000 and confinement for 80 days.

■ At a special court-martial in San Diego, EODSN Justin A. Burge pleaded guilty to wrongful possession of drug paraphernalia, wrongful possession of a controlled substance and breaking restriction. On July 21, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 120 days.

■ At a special court-martial in Lemoore, California, CTI3 Jacob Taylor pleaded guilty to aggravated sexual contact. On July 31, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3, a fine of $ 3,000 and confinement for 150 days.

Navy Region Hawaii

■ At a special court-martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, MA2 Harry C. Smith was tried for abusive sexual contacts and sexual harassment. On July 30, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty of sexual harassment and sentenced him to a reprimand and hard labor without confinement for one month.

Navy Region Japan

■ At a general court-martial in Yokosuka, Japan, an E-7 was tried for abusive sexual contact. On July 24, the panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

■ At a special court-martial in Yokosuka, Japan, BM2 Jeremy Bushnell pleaded guilty to sexual harassment, false official statements and indecent exposure. On July 10, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1 and confinement for 11 months and 28 days.

■ At a special court-martial in Yokosuka, Japan, EM3 Shinji Ballard pleaded guilty to unauthorized absences, violation of a lawful order, false official statement and wrongful use of a controlled substance. On July 14, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $1500, and confinement for 59 days.

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