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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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