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USFK Court Martial Results for April 2013

Below is the latest court martial results from the USFK website.  Of note in the court martial results is that an E5 was convicted of a sexual assault against a minor and just to show these things are not taken lightly in the Army as the special interests like to claim, the sergeant was sentenced to 18 years in prison.  So effectively his life is over.  In the ROK criminal prosecutions just more of the same stupid stuff.  Fortunately there was no DUIs in April which is quite an accomplishment considering all the DUIs USFK has been having.  There was an E6 down in Camp Carroll that was convicted for public indecency, so I wonder what he did because it did not make headlines in the Korean news as far as I can tell?

Results of Army Courts-Martial in Korea for April 2013

At a Summary Court-Martial on 17 April 2013, SFC Enrique J. Balderrama, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 4th Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division, was found guilty of three specifications of failure to obey an order in violation of Article 92, UCMJ.  He was sentenced to forfeiture of $850.00 pay and 30 days restriction.

At a Special Court-Martial on 22 April 2013, at a guilty plea SPC Jasmin K. Jenkins, HSC, 602d Aviation Support Battalion, 2d Combat Aviation Brigade, 2ID,  was found guilty of two violations of Art. 92 for distributing a synthetic psychotropic substance; one violation of Art. 92 for wrongfully possessing a synthetic psychoactive substance; one violation of Art. 107 for making a false official statement; two violations of Art. 112a for distributing a schedule I controlled substance; one violation of Art. 112a for possessing a schedule I controlled substance with the intent to distribute; and two violations of Art. 134 for conduct prejudicial to the good order and discipline in the armed forces and of a nature to bring discredit to the armed forces.  SPC Jenkins was sentenced to reduction to E1, forfeiture of $1010.00 per month for 12 months, confinement for 12 months, and a Bad-Conduct Discharge.

At a Special Court-Martial on 20 April 20013, Sergeant First Class Ryan E. Hunt, Operations Company, HHD, Eighth Army, was found guilty of two violations of Art 92 for curfew violation and two violations of Art 93 for maltreatment of subordinate Soldiers.  SFC Hunt was sentenced to reduction to E6 and 30 days of Hard labor without confinement.

At a General Court-Martial on 1 April 2013, SGT Wesley V. Eaton, C Battery, 2d Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery, 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, Eighth Army, APO AP 96260, was found guilty of one specification of willfully disobeying superior commissioned officer in violation of Article 90, UCMJ; one specification of aggravated sexual assault of a child in violation of Article 120, UCMJ; two specifications of aggravated sexual abuse of a child in violation of Article 120, UCMJ; one specification of sexual assault of a child in violation of Article 120b, UCMJ; one specification of sexual abuse of a child in violation of Article 120b, UCMJ; and one specifications of sodomy with a child under 16 in violation of Article 125, UCMJ.  He was sentenced to reduction to E-1, confinement for 18 years, and discharge from the service with a Dishonorable Discharge.

Results of ROK Criminal Prosecutions for April 2013

In Daegu District Court on 5 April 2013, SPC David P. Centennial, Jr., B Btry, 2-1st ADA, USAG Daegu (Carroll), was convicted of Hit and Run.  His adjudged sentence was a 5,000,000 Won fine.

In Uijeongbu District Court on 5 April 2013, SPC Kevin M. Gushen, HHB, 6/37th FA, USAG Casey, was convicted of Violations of the Narcotics Control Law (Psychotropic).  His adjudged sentence was imprisonment for 3 years, suspended for 5 years, and a civil assessment of 955,730 Won.

In Daegu District Court on 18 April 2013, SPC Bruce J. Debarros, HHC, 25th Transportation Battalion, USAG Daegu, was convicted of Larceny.  His adjudged sentence was a 1,000,000 Won fine.

In Uijeongbu District Court on 18 April 2013, PVT Vinicius D. Douglas, HHC, 1st ABCT, USAG Casey, was convicted of Indecent Act and Infliction of Bodily Injury.  His adjudged sentence was a 5,000,000 Won fine.

In Seoul Central District Court on 25 April 2013, SPC Andre L. Wilkerson, NCO Academy, USAG Red Cloud, was convicted of Assault.  His adjudged sentence was a 300,000 Won fine.

In Suwon District Court on 25 April 2013, PFC Edward J. Matthews, 362d Signal Company, USAG Yongsan, was convicted of Hit and Run.  His adjudged sentence was a 5,000,000 Won fine.

In Daegu District Court on 30 April 2013, SSG Derek M. Brown, C Btry, 2-1st ADA, USAG Daegu (Carroll), was convicted of Public Indecency.  His adjudged sentence was a 5,000,000 Won fine.

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  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    5:54 am on June 5th, 2013 1

    Looks like the spice is still gettin’ em… :roll:

  • Smokes
    5:22 pm on June 5th, 2013 2

    How can the fines for “Hit and Run” and “Public Indecency” be the same? I can’t even imagine what level of indecency you’d have to take it to for it to be considered as bad as a Hit and Run.

    Korea, the Bizarro Society ;)

  • jim
    6:09 pm on June 5th, 2013 3

    he had sex with a child.

  • Smokes
    6:24 pm on June 5th, 2013 4

    Wouldn’t that be [Aggravated] Sexual Assault of a Minor or do they just lump all that nonsense under Indecency? :/

  • Leon LaPorte
    1:03 am on June 6th, 2013 5

    A a civil assessment of 955,730 Won? That’s a VERY specific number…

  • Jinro Dukkohbi
    5:11 am on June 6th, 2013 6

    5M won for hit-and-run isn’t all that bad, actually. They really go for the jugular if they want to when the cops find a way to charge you with hit-and-run. A few years ago, I was called to be the SOFA rep. for my former commander out at the YS cop-shop, who’s HS-aged kid (no license) went for a little joy-ride out the Shinyongsan gate, turned left towards the river, and now on the main road, got really scared and tried to take another left towards old gate 17 and the Dongjak bridge (where it is clearly marked no left turn). Somehow getting across both center-line bus lanes without a scrape, he still managed to tag a taxi cab, tearing the front end off of it.

    He pulled over to the side of the road in front of some business, and then the shop owner comes out, screaming and yelling for him to move the vehicle so he moves it about 75m up the street to the next open spot. Of course the kid (and parent) are already screwed, but then the cops lay-on the big one that since the vehicle was moved more than 50m from the accident site without direction from the police, it was hit-and-run.

    Once they started discussing fines on in excess of 10 million won, I told that cops that my commander needed a lawyer and I wasn’t comfortable continuing as the “SOFA rep”. I don’t think the lawyer was able to help that much, and I’m not sure how much the parents ended-up paying, but I believe it was still in the neighborhood of 10M won before it was all over.

    So – word to the wise – hit-and-run here (especially when it involves a SOFA-status foreigner) is no joke – the fines can be higher than DUI and all kinds of other stuff. *Never* move your vehicle from an accident scene until the cops show up, lest you risk getting a lot more than you bargained for…

 

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