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Peterson Space Observer

Several Airmen convicted at Peterson courts martial

From 21st Space Wing Judge Advocate Office

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo.    On Nov. 10, Senior Airman Serina L. Foy, 721st Security Force Squadron, was convicted at a summary court martial for violation of Article 92, Uniform Code of Military Justice. Foy was sentenced to a reduction in the grade to E-3 and restriction to Peterson AFB, Cheyenne Mountain AFS and her home for two months.

Specifically, Foy was convicted for knowingly misusing her government travel card in violation of Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation 7000.14-R. Foy was found guilty of using her GTC on multiple occasions between July 31, 2014 and Sept. 31, 2014 on things such as liquor, bowling and at a county fair.

On Sept. 25, at a general court-martial, a panel of officers and enlisted members convicted Senior Airman Jerry C. Harrison, 21st Civil Engineer Squadron, of forcible rape, aggravated sexual assault and communicating a threat.

Harrison was charged with forcible rape and aggravated sexual assault of three different women. He was also charged with forcible sodomy, assault consummated by a battery, communicating threats to multiple people and adultery.

After several days of evidence and testimony from more than 15 witnesses, a panel of officers and enlisted members found Harrison guilty of forcible rape, aggravated sexual assault and communicating a threat. He was found not guilty of sexual assault of the one of the alleged victims, forcible sodomy, assault consummated by a battery, communicating a threat against one of the alleged victims and adultery.

After the members found Harrison guilty, they heard matters in sentencing and on Sept. 26 returned a sentence of reduction to E-1, forfeiture of all pay and allowances, confinement for four years and a bad conduct discharge.

Harrison was initially taken to Teller County Jail but has since been transferred to Naval Consolidated Brig Miramar, Calif., a military confinement facility, to serve his sentence.

On Nov. 3, a general court-martial was held to hear the case of Senior Airman Cory Phillips, 21st Aerospace Medicine Squadron, accused of sexually assaulting a female Airman while she was substantially incapacitated, and touching two female Airmen while they could not consent, in violation of Article 120 of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice.

Phillips pled not guilty to the charge and all specifications. After three days of hearing motions and evidence, a military judge found Phillips guilty of the charge and two of three of the specifications. Specifically, Phillips was found guilty of sexually assaulting another Airman while she was incapacitated and touching another female Airman while she was incapable of consenting to the touch.

The military judge sentenced Phillips to reduction to E-1, confinement for one year and a bad conduct discharge.

Phillips will be held at Teller County Jail until he is moved to a permanent military confinement facility to serve the remainder of his sentence.

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