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Document: Navy Special and General Courts-Martial Cases from October 2013

The Navy released the following report with the results of Special and General Courts-Martial assembled within the United States Navy in October 2013. The cases are separated by the Navy Region in which they were tried.

Navy Region Mid-Atlantic

General Court-Martial

At a General Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, HM1 Tristan Thomas, USN pleaded guilty to rape of a child, possession and creation of child pornography, enticement of a child to create child pornography, indecent exposure, indecent language communicated to a child, and false official statement. On 22 October 2013, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 70 years.

At a General Court-Martial in Groton, Connecticut, EN2 Jeremiah Neidert, USN pleaded guilty to attempting to create child pornography and possession and distribution of child pornography. On 2 October 2013, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Dishonorable Discharge reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 15 years.

At a General Court-Martial in Norfolk, Virginia, FC1 Eric M. D’Ottavio, USN pleaded guilty to violation of a lawful general order and assault consummated by a battery. He pleaded not guilty to abusive sexual contact, but guilty to the lesser included offense of assault consummated by a battery. On 3 October 2013, the military judge sentenced him to reduction in rank to paygrade E-4 and confinement for 70 days.

Navy Region Southeast

General Court-Martial

At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, GSM3 Zachary Spratling, USN was tried for receipt of child pornography and an indecent act. On 18 October 2013, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty and sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and confinement for 60 days.

At a General Court-Martial in Mayport, Florida, HN Kevin Corcoran, USN was tried for sexual assault. On 23 October 2013, the military judge returned a verdict of guilty and 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.

At a General Court-Martial in Jacksonville, Florida, AS2 Terrence Truitt, USN was tried for rape and sexual assault. On 30 October 2013, a panel of members returned a verdict of guilty to sexual assault. The panel sentenced him to a reprimand, forfeit $1,354 pay per month for 1 month, and 45 days restriction.

Navy Region Midwest

General Court-Martial

At a General Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, LS1 Michael Jay, USN pleaded guilty to orders violations and adultery. On 16 October 2013, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge and reduction in rank to paygrade E-1.
Special Court-Martial

At a Special Court-Martial in Great Lakes, Illinois, GMSN Xavier Mundo, USN pleaded guilty to indecent language. On 17 October 2013, the military judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, forfeit 2/3 pay per month for 3 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 3 months.

Navy Region Northwest

Special Court-Martial

At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, ABE3 James E. Wall, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence. On 7 October 2013, the Military Judge sentenced him to forfeit $100 per month for 1 month and 20 days confinement.

At a Special Court-Martial in Bremerton, Washington, MASA Dylan R. Presnell, USN pleaded guilty to violating a lawful order, false official statement, larceny, forgery and house breaking. On 7 October 2013, the Military Judge sentenced him to be discharged with a Bad Conduct Discharge, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, to be fined $12,000, and confinement for 1 year.

At a Special Court-Martial in Everett, Washington, ABEAN Tark D. Reynolds, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence and drug use. On 28 October 2013, the Military Judge sentenced him to forfeit $1,000 per month for 6 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 5 months.
Navy Region Southwest

Special Court-Martial

At a Special Court-Martial in San Diego, California, HA Justin W. Curtis, USN pleaded guilty to unauthorized absence. On 31 October 2013, the military judge sentenced him to forfeit $500 per month for 6 months, a fine of $5,000, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, and confinement for 6 months.

Navy Region Japan

General Court Martial

At a General Court Martial in Yokosuka, Japan, MM3 Aaron Jackson, USN, was tried for sexual assault and assault consummated by a battery. On 4 October 2013, a panel of members convicted him of assault consummated by a battery. The panel sentenced him to forfeit $503.40 per month for 2 months, reduction in rank to paygrade E-1, restriction for 60 days, and hard labor without confinement for 90 days.

Special Courts-Martial

Navy Region Europe, Africa, Southwest Asia

Special Court-Martial

At a Special Court-Martial in Naples, Italy, CE2 Joel Stein, USN pleaded guilty to assault consummated by a battery. On 21 October 2013, the military judge awarded no punishment.

  • vincedc

    Wait a minute….rape is a $1345 fine and 45 days restriction. Indecent language is 90 days in the brig. I don’t think the Navy has figured it out yet.

  • Jedispiff

    I know someone who committed adultery and it was known but he got squat? Buncha hippocrites!