Crime in the Military

Mother Fights for Freedom of Marine Jailed in Mexico

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Sitting in a Mexican jail, cut off from the post-traumatic-stress-disorder therapy that prompted his move from Florida to California, Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi "was more anxious than usual" today, said his mother Jill Tahmooressi. Tahmooressi, 25, has been jailed since April 1 after crossing into Mexico with three guns in his truck. While ... more

Technical Sergeant Gets 30 Years in Sexual Assaults


HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. -- A former Whitehouse man assigned to a U.S. Air Force base in Florida was convicted in military court in the sexual assaults of three women and sentenced to 30 years in confinement. Tech. Sgt. Robert A. Condon, 30, a former special agent and 11-year veteran, was found guilty of rape, sexual assault, stalking, forcible sod... more

Court Throws Out Lackland Trainer's Rape Conviction

An Air Force appeals court has thrown out a military training instructor's conviction for raping one of his former recruits at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. The rape allegation against then-Staff Sgt. Eddy Soto was based on the defendant's claims that they had sex by force. The woman told him, "No, I'm not ready," and tried to push him away.... more

Bonhomme Richard Ensign Gets 14 Months for Fraternizing, Sex Videos

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YOKOSUKA NAVAL BASE, Japan -- A junior officer formerly stationed aboard the USS Bonhomme Richard was sentenced to 14 months imprisonment after fraternizing with enlisted sailors and making sex videos without his partners' consent, Navy officials said Friday. Ensign Alexander B. Petit was also dismissed from the Navy during court-martial sent... more

Vanishing Marine Will Be Tried on Desertion Charge


RALEIGH, North Carolina — A U.S. Marine who vanished in Iraq and later wound up in Lebanon will be on trial in military court on desertion and other charges. A news release Friday says a Marine general has referred 34-year-old Cpl. Wassef Hassoun for a general court-martial. No date has been set. The case began in June 2004 when Hassoun d... more

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