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Navy releases March court-martial results

Apr. 15, 2014 - 06:00AM   |  
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Assault consummated by battery. Drug possession. Sexual assault. Violation of the Arms Export Control Act. Attempts to make child pornography.

These were among the 22 court-martial convictions of sailors and officers handed down in March.

As part of a transparency push, the Navy began issuing full monthly lists last year. Officials removed names of those not convicted out of privacy concerns. Cases are listed by region:

Naval District Washington

■At a general court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard, a midshipman was tried for sexual assault and false official statements. On March 20, the military judge returned a verdict of not guilty for aggravated sexual assault, and the Convening Authority dismissed the charge of false official statement.

■At a special court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard, ET1 Robert Moriarty pleaded guilty to a false official statement and wrongful use of controlled substances. On March 4, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 45 days.

■At a special court-martial at the Washington Navy Yard, MM2 Charles Stamos pleaded guilty to larceny. On March 11, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, reduction in rank to paygrade E-4, and hard labor without confinement for 90 days.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

■At a general court-martial in Norfolk, Va., GSM3 Hans Silvera was tried for sexual assault and violating military protective orders. On March 26, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-3 and confinement for 90 days.

■At a general court-martial in Norfolk, Va., PR1 Brian G. Provorse was tried for engaging in lewd acts and taking indecent liberties with a child. On March 26, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to all charges and sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge and confinement for six years.

■At a special court-martial in Norfolk, Va., PS2 Richard A. McKenney pleaded guilty to theft of military property. On March 5, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $5,000, and confinement for six months.

■At a special court-martial in Norfolk, Va., CWO2 Damien Donald pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery and conduct unbecoming an officer and gentleman. On March 19, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, forfeit $2,500 pay for one month, and restriction for 30 days.

Navy Region Southeast

■At a general court-martial in Mayport, Fla., FC3 Gregory Mayo pleaded guilty to receipt and possession of child pornography. On March 4, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, a fine of $2,000, and confinement for 20 months.

■At a general court-martial in Pensacola, Fla., AGAN Alexander Lopuchin was tried for sexual assault. On March 20, the panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 60 days.

■At a special court-martial in Pensacola, Fla., CS1 Jason Robinson pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty, false official statement, fraud against the government, and uttering a worthless check. He pleaded not guilty to larceny, but was found guilty of larceny by the military judge. On March 5, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for four months.

■At a special court-martial in Mayport, Fla., HN John P. Ragosta pleaded guilty to violating an order, wrongful use of a controlled substance, unauthorized absence, and wrongful appropriation of military property. On March 11, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-2, forfeit $800 pay per month for five months, and confinement for 165 days.

■At a special court-martial in Pensacola, Fla., BU1 Christopher Owens pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery, unlawful entry, and maltreatment. On March 25, the military judge sentenced him to a reprimand, reduction in rank to paygrade E-4, confinement for 45 days, and restriction for 45 days.

■At a special court-martial in Pensacola, Fla., AA Clifford Holmes, III pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and violation of a general order. On March 26, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 50 days.

■At a special court-martial in Mayport, Fla., ETC Brian Mikolitch pleaded guilty to assaults consummated by battery. On March 26, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for eight months.

Navy Region Midwest

■At a special court-martial in Great Lakes, Ill., SR Kenneth Hiner pleaded guilty to abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery. On March 13, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, forfeit two-thirds pay per month for nine months, and confinement for nine months.

Navy Region Northwest

■At a general court-martial in Everett, Wash., BM2 Brandon R. Culp pleaded guilty to attempted child sex trafficking and violating general orders. On March 24, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit all pay and allowances, and confinement for 12 years.

■At a general court-martial in Bremerton, Wash., AT3 Jovanny A. Natareno pleaded guilty to attempted sexual abuse of a child. On March 27, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable dDischarge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit all pay and allowances, and confinement for 28 months.

■At a special court-martial in Bremerton, Wash., MA3 Adam K. Mersereau pleaded guilty to assaults consummated by battery and communicating a threat. On March 28, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit $1,010 per month for 10 months, and confinement for 10 months.

Navy Region Southwest

■At a general court-martial in San Diego, DCCS Byron D. Reynolds pleaded guilty to disobeying a superior commissioned officer, attempted production of child pornography, sexual contact with a child, and lewd acts with a child. On March 7, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a dishonorable discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 22 years.

■At a general court-martial in San Diego, HM2 George K. Lucas pleaded guilty to attempted violation of the arms export control act, false official statement, and receiving stolen military property. On March 4, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, a fine of $1,000, and confinement for 125 days.

■At a general court-martial in Lemoore, Calif., an E-4 was tried for rape. On March 21, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, PS3 Mark Contreras pleaded guilty to possessing child pornography. On March 13, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, and confinement for nine months.

■At a special court-martial in San Diego, an E-3 was tried for abusive sexual contacts. On March 14, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

■At a special court-martial in Lemoore, Calif., an E-5 was tried for assaults consummated by battery. On March 26, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Hawaii

■At a special court-martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, CTRSN Haley Rosario pleaded guilty to making a false official statement and conspiracy. On March 11, the military judge sentenced her to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, forfeit $1,000 per month for five months, and confinement for five months.

■At a special court-martial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, STG2 Mitchell R. Sopoci pleaded guilty to attempted missing movement and obstruction of justice. On March 14, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a bad conduct discharge, 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 Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, an E-6 was tried for wrongful use of a controlled substance. On March, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Japan

■At a general court-martial in Yokosuka, Japan, an E-4 was tried for sexual assault. On March 25, a panel of members returned a verdict of not guilty.

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

No general or special courts-martial listed.

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