Air Force instructor in Texas acquitted on sex charge

An instructor at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas was…

An instructor at Lackland Air Force Base in Texas was acquitted by a court martial on Wednesday of wrongful sexual contact with a recruit, one of seven cases in a military sex scandal.

Staff Sergeant Kwinton Estacio, 29, had been charged with sexual assault that could have sent him to prison for 40 years, but a military judge reduced that charge to engaging in unwanted sexual contact with a female recruit.

Earlier this week, Estacio pled guilty to several lesser charges for which he was sentenced to a year in prison and reduced to the lowest rank in the Air Force, according to Lackland spokesman Brent Boller.

Read more at Reuters

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