A former airman first class at Kirkland Air Force Base, N.M., was sentenced Nov. 14 to a decade in prison and a dishonorable discharge for the rape and battery of a female airman, according to the Air Force’s most recent list of sexual misconduct convictions.
Willie Curry Jr. was one of six airmen convicted of sex crimes in November courts-martial. Sentences ranged from no jail time to Curry’s 10 years. According to the Air Force, Curry walked into the victim’s dorm room in December 2012 and began choking her when she tried to push him out. He forced her onto a bed and raped her.
In addition to the discharge and prison time, Curry was reduced to E-1 in rank and ordered to forfeit all pay and allowances.
The Air Force began publishing sex crime convictions in September in response to criticism from lawmakers and victim advocacy groups that the military does not hold perpetrators accountable.
The other November convictions, according to the service:
■Airman 1st Class Kenneth Robinson of Beale Air Force Base, Calif., sentenced Nov. 6 to 14 months in prison, a bad conduct discharge, reduction to E-1 and forfeiture of pay and allowances for unlawful entry and the sexual assault of a female airman.
■Senior Airman Roy Sanger of Hurlburt Field, Fla., sentenced Nov. 20 to three months’ hard labor, reduction to E-1 and a reprimand for abusive sexual contact and assault consummated by a battery of two female civilians.
■Senior Airman Adam Cagle of Kadena Air Base, Japan, sentenced Nov. 22 to three months’ confinement, a dishonorable discharge, forfeiture of pay and allowances and reduction to E-1 for sexual assault of a civilian who was visiting family in Okinawa.
■Senior Airman Brett Morgan of Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J., sentenced Nov. 22 to five years’ confinement and a dishonorable discharge for the May 2009 sexual assault of his then-wife, the June 2012 physical assault of his then-girlfriend and dereliction of duty for providing alcohol to a third woman, who was not yet 21, in November 2012. The third victim said she went home with Morgan after a party, where the airman had given her alcohol, and woke up to him having sex with her. Morgan was acquitted of a rape charge in the November 2012 case. In addition to receiving jail time and a discharge, he was reduced to E-1 and must forfeit all pay and allowances.
■Senior Airman Casey Novian of Tinker Air Force Base, Okla., sentenced Nov. 22 to nine months’ confinement, forfeiture of pay and allowances and reduction to E-1 for sexual assault of a female airman while on temporary duty at Kadena one year before.
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